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Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Korean Adolescents With Depression

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2011 by Hallym University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2011
Bundang CHA Hospital
Myongji Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hallym University Medical Center

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to examine clinical characteristics of Korean adolescents with depression who have suicidal ideation and behavior. We formulate those hypotheses.

  1. Being bullied in peer relationships, excessive use of internet, excessive extra-curricular tutoring, sexual abuse in childhood, physical abuse and emotional neglect are risk factors of suicide in adolescents.
  2. Depression of parents and negative child-rearing attitude are risk factors of suicidal ideation and behavior in adolescents.
  3. Emotional quotient (EQ) and resilience of adolescent are protective factors of suicide.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
Korea has reported the highest suicide rate among OECD members and according to the data from the Korea national statistical office, suicide is the second major cause of death in adolescents and is increasing. Depression, one of the well-known risk factors of suicide in adolescents, can cause maladjustments to school and family life, problems of interpersonal relationship and drug abuse so that work to trigger the suicidal ideation and behavior. In his study, we planned to examine the relationship between suicidal ideation and behavior and several risk factors by using the standardized diagnostic clinical interview, especially an objective suicide evaluating method which has recently developed.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Korean Adolescents With Depression
Study Start Date : January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale; C-SSRS [ Time Frame: baseline only (at any one point during the depressive episode) ]
    Semi-structured clinical interview based on the systematic guideline which help draw inferences about suicidal ideation from clinical situation and risk factors related to the suicide. It is composed with three categories that are suicidal attempt (ideation), non-suicidal attempt (ideation), and potential of suicidal attempt (ideation).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck suicidal ideation scale [ Time Frame: baseline only ]
    self report form of 19 items with 3 point scale. for subjects and their parents.

  2. Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale; RCMAS [ Time Frame: baseline only ]
  3. Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: baseline only ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
outpatients of university hospitals. 50 from Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, 50 from Bundang CHA Hospital, 50 from Myongji Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a subject who has depression (Major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, depressive disorder NOS) diagnosed by Kiddie-Schedule for affective disorder and schizophrenia (K-SADS-PL-K)
  • subjects and their family (a parent or a grandparent) or their legal representative consent to participate in this study voluntarily
  • subjects and their family (a parent or a grandparent) or their legal representative are able to understand the meaning of participation in this study and able to reject or ask to leave from this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • a patient who has diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, organic brain disease, or epilepsy
  • a patient with mental retardation who is IQ under 70
  • a patient who has a severe medical illness (chronic physical disease, cardiovascular, hepatobiliary, nephrology, or respiratory disease and so on)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01314521

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Contact: Mina Song, MD +82-10-4760-2990
Contact: Hyun Ju Hong, MD, PhD +82-31-380-3751

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Korea, Republic of
Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital Recruiting
Anyang Si, Kyeonggi Do, Korea, Republic of, 431-070
Contact: Hyun Ju Hong, MD, PhD    +82-31-380-3751   
Contact: Mina Song, MD    +82-10-4760-2990   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hallym University Medical Center
Bundang CHA Hospital
Myongji Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Hyun Ju Hong, MD, PhD Hallym University Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Hallym University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01314521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SKAD
First Posted: March 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

Keywords provided by Hallym University Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Suicidal Ideation
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Self-Injurious Behavior