Non-suicidal self-injury behaviors` features and relationship with adolescents` daily life activities and mental status

İrem Damla Çimen, Ayşen Coşkun, Nilay Etiler
2017 Turkish Journal of Pediatrics  
Çimen İD, Coşkun A, Etiler N. Non-suicidal self-injury behaviors' features and relationship with adolescents' daily life activities and mental status. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 113-121. This study investigated, characteristics of the non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) behaviors and behaviors' relationship with the sociodemographic characteristics, psychological problems and other features like daily life activities, between the ages of 12 and 17 years in the central district İzmit of Kocaeli; 555
more » ... t of Kocaeli; 555 students whose data included to study received a sociodemographic questionnaire (SQ) and Youth Self-Report (YSR). Students, who reported that they had NSSI, were additionally evaluated with the Inventory of Statements About Selfinjury (ISAS). We found out a significant correlation between NSSI and the psychological problems, habits with addiction-forming potential, some daily life activities and making friends with negative characteristics. We concluded that prevention of the risk factors related to NSSI might be effective to avoid the development of this behavior. And diagnosing the behavior in the onset, might provide more effective and long-lasting results and enable the adolescent to get over this risky period with minimal harm.
doi:10.24953/turkjped.2017.02.002 pmid:29276863 fatcat:msmvxiaqz5g7lhfnd3d2vrnedy