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Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India

Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the suicide and depression literacy among healthcare professional students.
Methods: Three hundred thirty nine healthcare professional students were assessed with socio-demographic and clinical proforma, depression literacy scale, and suicide literacy scale.
Results: There was low score on measure of depression and suicide literacy. Paramedical have lower literacy of suicide (MU=9.44, Z=-5.39, p=0.001) and depression (MU=9.28, Z=-5.53, p=0.001) than medical students. On linear regression analysis (R2=0.06, F=21.66, p=0.001), there was a statistically significant association between suicide and depression literacy (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Depression and suicide literacy is poor among healthcare professional students, particularly paramedical students. Suicide literacy was positively associated with depression literacy. There is a need to sensitize these students about depression and suicide.

Key words: depression literacy, suicide literacy, healthcare professional students


 
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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. PBS. 2017; 7(3): 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910


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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=268860 [Access: September 28, 2021]. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910


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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. PBS. 2017; 7(3): 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. PBS. (2017), [cited September 28, 2021]; 7(3): 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H (2017) Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. PBS, 7 (3), 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. 2017. Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 7 (3), 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. "Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 7 (2017), 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H. "Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 7.3 (2017), 149-55. Print. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910



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Dushad Ram, Suhas Chandran, Basavana Gowdappa H (2017) Suicide and depression literacy among healthcare profession students in tertiary care center in South India. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 7 (3), 149-55. doi:10.5455/jmood.20170830064910