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Ahmadzade A M, Ahmadabadi A, Tavousi S H, Khadem-Rezaiyan M. Main Coping Style of Self-Immolation Patients. Avicenna J Clin Med 2024; 30 (4) :225-232
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1- General Practitioner, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Surgical Oncology Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Education Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , khademrm@mums.ac.ir
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Background and Objective: Self-immolation is a terrible method of suicide. Coping skills are important protective measures against suicide. In this regard, the present study aimed to investigate the coping styles of people committing self-immolation and their relationship with demographic characteristics and burn indices.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on people who attempted self-immolation and were admitted to the burn center of Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran between 20 February 2018 and 20 February 2020. They filled Jalowiec coping styles questionnaire after their informed consent was obtained. The styles that received the highest score were considered their dominant coping styles. Moreover, the relationships of dominant styles with other variables were investigated.
Results: In total, 44 samples were collected, 32 of which were females (72.7%). The mean age of participants in this study was 30.2 ± 13.1 years. Furthermore, the dominant coping style of most of the participants (47.7%) was emotive. Besides, males used emotive coping style more significantly than females (P=0.05). In addition, a negative significant correlation was found between age and emotive coping style (P=0.02, r= -0.35).
Conclusion: According to the results, young males who engaged in self-immolation used emotive coping style more significantly, compared to others. It seems that by teaching healthy coping skills to people at risk, the occurrence
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