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Deliberate self-harm by Taiwanese adolescents.
Acta Paediatr 2011; 100(11):e223-6AP

Abstract

AIM

Prevalence rates for deliberate self-harm (DSH) are unusually high among Taiwanese high school students. Several models have been advanced to explain the occurrence of DSH. One, the experiential avoidance model suggests that self-mutilation helps the individual escape from unwanted emotional experiences. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic, health and behavioral correlates of DSH in a population (Taiwanese adolescents) known to have a high rate of DSH.

METHOD

A structured, self-administered questionnaire survey was completed by a sample of 742 vocational high school students in Taiwan.

RESULTS

Eighty-four students (11.3%) acknowledged DSH behavior. Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that female students were 3.47 times as likely as male students to be in the DSH group. Avoidance behaviors of running away from school [odds ratio (OR) = 3.45] and suicide attempt (OR = 13.05), a history of headache (OR = 8.96), a history of sexual abuse (OR = 4.26) and drinking (OR = 4.12) were also significantly associated with DSH.

CONCLUSIONS

Gender and a history of headaches, a history of sexual abuse, drinking, running away from school, or suicidal attempts were factors associated with DSH among Taiwanese adolescents. School personnel should be aware of these to formulate appropriate and timely interventions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Panchiao, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21575057

Citation

Tsai, Mei Hua, et al. "Deliberate Self-harm By Taiwanese Adolescents." Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), vol. 100, no. 11, 2011, pp. e223-6.
Tsai MH, Chen YH, Chen CD, et al. Deliberate self-harm by Taiwanese adolescents. Acta Paediatr. 2011;100(11):e223-6.
Tsai, M. H., Chen, Y. H., Chen, C. D., Hsiao, C. Y., & Chien, C. H. (2011). Deliberate self-harm by Taiwanese adolescents. Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 100(11), pp. e223-6. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02357.x.
Tsai MH, et al. Deliberate Self-harm By Taiwanese Adolescents. Acta Paediatr. 2011;100(11):e223-6. PubMed PMID: 21575057.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Deliberate self-harm by Taiwanese adolescents. AU - Tsai,Mei Hua, AU - Chen,Yi Hua, AU - Chen,Chih Dao, AU - Hsiao,Chih Yin, AU - Chien,Chia Huei, Y1 - 2011/06/11/ PY - 2011/5/18/entrez PY - 2011/5/18/pubmed PY - 2012/2/14/medline SP - e223 EP - 6 JF - Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) JO - Acta Paediatr. VL - 100 IS - 11 N2 - AIM: Prevalence rates for deliberate self-harm (DSH) are unusually high among Taiwanese high school students. Several models have been advanced to explain the occurrence of DSH. One, the experiential avoidance model suggests that self-mutilation helps the individual escape from unwanted emotional experiences. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic, health and behavioral correlates of DSH in a population (Taiwanese adolescents) known to have a high rate of DSH. METHOD: A structured, self-administered questionnaire survey was completed by a sample of 742 vocational high school students in Taiwan. RESULTS: Eighty-four students (11.3%) acknowledged DSH behavior. Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that female students were 3.47 times as likely as male students to be in the DSH group. Avoidance behaviors of running away from school [odds ratio (OR) = 3.45] and suicide attempt (OR = 13.05), a history of headache (OR = 8.96), a history of sexual abuse (OR = 4.26) and drinking (OR = 4.12) were also significantly associated with DSH. CONCLUSIONS: Gender and a history of headaches, a history of sexual abuse, drinking, running away from school, or suicidal attempts were factors associated with DSH among Taiwanese adolescents. School personnel should be aware of these to formulate appropriate and timely interventions. SN - 1651-2227 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21575057/Deliberate_self_harm_by_Taiwanese_adolescents_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02357.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -