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The prevalence of suicidal ideation after the earthquake: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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(2020) The prevalence of suicidal ideation after the earthquake: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Iranian Journal of Public Health. pp. 2330-2338. ISSN 22516085 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Disasters have many health consequences such as suicide ideation as one of the relatively common psychological consequences after natural disasters, especially earthquakes. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of post-earthquake suicidal ideation in affected people. Methods: Related keywords of this systematic review and meta-analysis in English and their Persian equivalents were searched in the data resources including Google Scholar, SID, Magiran, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science from Jan 2014 to May 2019. The STROBE checklist was used to evaluate the quality of the articles. The I2 index was used to determine the heterogeneity and the random-effects model was used in meta-analysis. Sta-tistical analysis was conducted in the STATA software version 14. Results: Overall, 14347 subjects including 6662 males and 7715 females with the mean age of 23.88 ± 15.81yr old were assessed. The prevalence of post-earthquake suicidal ideation was 20.34 (95 CI: 13.60-27.08, P<0.001, I2=99.1). The prevalence of suicidal ideation showed a decreasing trend based on the year of the study and the duration of post-earthquake follow-up. Conclusion: Although the prevalence of post-earthquake suicidal ideation showed a decreasing trend, the prob-ability of incidence of these thoughts in the long-term is still noticeable. Therefore, implementing a surveillance system is recommended to monitor the mental health status of earthquakes survivors for the possibility of suicidal thoughts in the short and long term recovery phase. © 2020, Iranian Journal of Public Health. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Jahangiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Yousefi, K.UNSPECIFIED
Mozafari, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sahebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Earthquakes Meta-analysis Natural disasters Suicidal ideation Suicidal thought Systematic review
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Page Range: pp. 2330-2338
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 49
Number: 12
ISSN: 22516085 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3299

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