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J Qual Res Health Sci 2013, 2(3): 195-207 Back to browse issues page
Self-harm in adolescents with delinquency and history of mood disorder: A qualitative research
Hamid Khanipour * , Ahmad Borjali , Mahmoud Golzari , Mohamad Reza Falsafinejad , Mitra Hakim-Shushtari
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and factors related to self-harm in adolescents with delinquency and history of mood disorders. Method: In a qualitative study (phenomenologic design), using semi-structured interview, the description of self-harm by 16 adolescents with history of self-harm in outpatient and custody setting were recorded. Participants were selected using purpose-oriented sampling. Texts were analyzed by Colaizzi's method. Results: Semantic part of interviews was classified in 144 conceptual codes. This theme was explored to definition of self-harm, escape and soothing, expressing love or power, self-harm by rejection, self-harm for threatening and attention seeking, disability in tolerating negative emotions, family factors, modeling, and alcohol drinking. Then, the classified in three clusters as meaning of self-harm, types of self-harm, and causes of self-harm. Conclusion: Adolescents consider self-harm as a way of escaping from negative emotions or a way for getting unseen rights. Conflict with parents and loss of friends have a role as trigger in self-harm.
Keywords: Self-harm, suicide attempt, adolescent, qualitative
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/02/25 | Accepted: 2013/11/27 | Published: 2013/11/27
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Khanipour H, Borjali A, Golzari M, Falsafinejad M R, Hakim-Shushtari M. Self-harm in adolescents with delinquency and history of mood disorder: A qualitative research. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2013; 2 (3) :195-207
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Volume 2, Issue 3 (10-2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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