PERSONALITY FACTORS MORE PRONE TOWARDS DELIBERATE SELF HARM; A STUDY ON 50 PATIENTS PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Farrukh Saleem Shah
Shabnum Ghouri
Mubashar Shah

Abstract

Objective: The study is aimed to identify the personality factors of patients
admitted with the history of recent deliberate self-harm (DSH).
Methodology: Descriptive study with purposive sampling was carried out at
Department of Psychiatry Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore, Pakistan
from July 2013 to January 2014. Personality profile of total 50 inpatients with
DSH admitted in psychiatry department, CMH Lahore were assessed by us-ing The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. Respondents were informed
and assured of the complete confidentiality of their responses. Quantitative
research design was employed. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version
17.
Result: Results indicated that inpatients with the history of DSH scored high
on three factors i.e. Dominance (58%), Apprehension (48%) and Tension (52%).
Individuals scored low on 3 factors that are reasoning (4%), Emotional stability
(4%) and Liveliness (8%).
Conclusion: The findings revealed some personality factors that are more
consistently prominent in DSH patients. These increase vulnerability while the
later considered lowering the vulnerability to DSH. The findings have thera -peutic and preventive implications.

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Shah FS, Ghouri S, Shah M. PERSONALITY FACTORS MORE PRONE TOWARDS DELIBERATE SELF HARM; A STUDY ON 50 PATIENTS PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2015 Dec. 12 [cited 2022 Aug. 9];29(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1707
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Author Biographies

Farrukh Saleem Shah, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore

Brig. Farrukh Saleem Shah

Classified Psychiatrist

CMH Lahore, pakistan.

Shabnum Ghouri, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore

Major Shabnum Ghouri

Department of Psychiatry

CMH Lahore

Pakistan

Mubashar Shah, Pakistan Air Force Hospital PAF Base, Mushaf Sargodha

Wing Commander Syed Mubashar Shah

Classified Psychiatrist

PAF Hospital, Sargodha