Investigation of Suicide Risk in Hemodialysis Patients in Mazandaran Province (Northern of Iran) in 2019

  • Mozhgan Taebi
  • John R. Cutcliffe
  • Azar Jafari
  • Yasaman Hatef Matbue
  • Masoumeh Bagheri Nesami
  • Amir Hossein Goudarzian
Keywords: Hemodialysis Patients, Iran, Suicide Risk


Introduction: Hemodialysis as a common and vital method of treatment in kidney patients, despite maintaining the survival of patients can be a source of stress for them.

Material and Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, which was conducted in 2019, 97 patients with chronic kidney disease under hemodialysis in the dialysis center of Imam Reza Amol Hospital entered the study with census method. Data were collected using demographic information form and The Nurseschr('39') Global Assessment of Suicide Risk (NGASR) instrument.

Results: The mean age of the patients in the present study was 53.2 years (SD = 13.18, CI95%: 50.54-55.85). According to the findings of this study, the mean risk of suicide in hemodialysis patients was 19.32.

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the risk of suicide in hemodialysis patients was very high.