Campbell, G and Darke, S and Bruno, R and Degenhardt, L, The prevalence and correlates of chronic pain and suicidality in a nationally representative sample, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49, (9) pp. 803-811. ISSN 1440-1614 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Aims: To document the prevalence and correlates of chronic pain and suicide, and estimate the contribution of chronic pain to suicidality.
Method: Data from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, a nationally representative household survey on 8841 people, aged 16-85 years, was analysed.
Results: The odds of lifetime and past 12-month suicidality were two to three times greater in people with chronic pain. Sixty-five percent of people who attempted suicide in the past 12 months had a history of chronic pain. Chronic pain was independently associated with lifetime suicidality after controlling for demographic, mental health and substance use disorders.
CConclusions: Health care professionals need to be aware of the risk of suicidality in patients with chronic pain, even in the absence of mental health problems.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||chronic non-cancer pain, prevalence, suicide|
|Research Division:||Psychology and Cognitive Sciences|
|Research Field:||Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Substance Abuse|
|UTAS Author:||Bruno, R (Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno)|
|Funding Support:||National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1022522)|
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