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MEDINA PEREZ, Óscar; CARDONA DUQUE, Deisy Viviana and ARCILA LOPEZ, Stephanie Catherine. SUICIDAL RISK AND DEPRESSION AMONG A GROUP OF INMATES IN A JAIL IN QUINDIO (COLOMBIA). Investig. andina [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.23, pp. 268-280. ISSN 0124-8146.
Introduction: characterize the risk of suicide and depression among a group of inmates in a jail in the state of Quindio (Colombia). Methods: a relational-descriptive methodology was used along with a non experimental design; ISO-30 and IDB surveys were distributed among a sample of 34 inmates between the ages of 18 - 51, who were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: more than 75% of the inmates presented a moderate to high risk of suicide; 56% reported depressive symptoms in a moderate to high degree. An important correlation among these two variables was found. The confrontation sub scale of the ISO-30 yielded a mean of 8.81, which places it with significant results; the remaining results are among median values. Conclusion: it is significant to determine risk factors in this population and strengthen the investigation in this field, from an interdisciplinary focus, which will facilitate an early detection and prevention of suicidal contact.
Keywords : Suicide; Suicidal Risk; Depression; jails.