DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG IN-PATIENTS AT MACHAKOS LEVEL FIVE HOSPITAL, MACHAKOS COUNTY, KENYA: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT

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Dr Joseph Mullingah Maingi
Dr. Maroko Gilbert Mokua

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The current study sought to assess the extent to which demographic factors predispose suicidal ideation among inpatients at Machakos Level Five Hospital, Machakos County. 154 respondents who comprised of 120 inpatients, 3 doctors, 10 clinical officers, 20 nurses and 1 psychologist/social worker. Results that p (0.387) was greater than α (.05) indicating that collectively in-patients’ demographic factors do not determine their suicidal ideation while undergoing treatment. Implications of this finding are discussed.

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Maingi, D. J. M., & Mokua, D. M. G. (2019). DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG IN-PATIENTS AT MACHAKOS LEVEL FIVE HOSPITAL, MACHAKOS COUNTY, KENYA: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(7), 372-381. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.Vol7.Iss7.1618
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Dr. Maroko Gilbert Mokua, Mount Kenya University

Lecturer, Department of Psychology

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