Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences

Document Type : Original Article


1 Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran



Background: Suicide is a complicated multifactorial phenomenon. Researchers have attempted to identify the reasons for suicide in different communities. The present study aimed to identify and scrutinize the risk factors for suicide among hospitalized patients.
Methods: This qualitative grounded theory study was conducted using in-depth interviews with 53 hospitalized patients in Mostafa Hospital in Ilam, Iran in 2021. Semi-open questions were asked by a psychologist. The interviews continued until reaching the saturation point and achieving the specific objectives of the study. Finally, coding was performed using the grounded theory method. 
Results: A history of suicide attempts was reported by almost two-thirds of the individuals. The results of the primary coding of the items showed that the most important categories paving the path for committing suicide were social, financial, and family factors.
Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, the most important causal conditions contributing to suicide attempts were psychological factors, addiction and its related problems, divorce and its related problems, and love failure.


Yousef Veisani (Google Scholar) (PubMed)

Fathola Mohamadian (Google Scholar) (PubMed)


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