Type

Journal Article

Authors

Ella Arensman
Ivan J. Perry
Carmel McAuliffe
Paul Corcoran
Eve Griffin
Celine Larkin

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
self harm alcohol consumption monitoring systems alcohol emergency department logistic regression risk factors information system

Alcohol Involvement in Suicide and Self-Harm. (2017)

Abstract Alcohol misuse and alcohol consumption are significant risk factors for suicidal behavior. This study sought to identify factors associated with alcohol consumption in cases of suicide and nonfatal self-harm presentations. Suicide cases in Cork, Ireland, from September 2008 to June 2012 were identified through the Suicide Support and Information System. Emergency department presentations of self-harm in the years 2007-2013 were obtained from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. Alcohol consumption was detected in the toxicology of 44% out of 307 suicide cases. Only younger age was significantly associated with having consumed alcohol among suicides. Alcohol consumption was noted in the case notes in 21% out of 8,145 self-harm presentations. Logistic regression analyses indicated that variables associated with having consumed alcohol in a self-harm presentation included male gender, older age, overdose as a method, not being admitted to a psychiatric ward, and presenting out-of-hours. Data was limited to routinely collected variables by the two different monitoring systems. Alcohol consumption commonly precedes suicidal behavior, and several factors differentiated alcohol-related suicidal acts. Self-harm cases, in particular, differ in profile when alcohol is consumed and may require a tailored clinical approach to minimize risk of further nonfatal or fatal self-harm.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Ella Arensman, Ivan J. Perry, Carmel McAuliffe, Paul Corcoran, Eve Griffin, Celine Larkin

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Ella Arensman
University College Cork
Total Publications: 49
 
2
Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
Total Publications: 188
 
3
Carmel McAuliffe
University College Cork
Total Publications: 4
 
4
Paul Corcoran
University College Cork
Total Publications: 67
 
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Eve Griffin
University College Cork
Total Publications: 15
 
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Celine Larkin
University College Cork
Total Publications: 11