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2020 Nov 19

BMC Psychiatry



A cross-sectional study on associations of physical symptoms, health self-efficacy, and suicidal ideation among Chinese hospitalized cancer patients.


Xu Q, Jia S, Fukasawa M, Lin L, Na J, Mu Z, Li B, Li N, Zhao T, Ju Z, He M, Yu L, Kawakami N, Li Y, Jiang C
BMC Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 19; 20(1):544.
PMID: 33213416.


Epidemiological studies have shown increased risk of suicide in cancer patients compared with the general population. The present study aimed to examine the association between physical symptoms and suicidal ideation in Chinese hospitalized cancer patients and test the modifying effect of health self-efficacy on the association.