Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research Seminar – Dr Katerina Kavalidou - University College Cork - The role of multimorbidity in self-harm and suicide
|Starts:||13:00 27 Oct 2020|
|Ends:||14:00 27 Oct 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Katerina Kavalidou|
At this seminar, our external speaker Dr Katerina Kavalidou, a researcher at the National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork, Ireland, will present a talk titled “The role of multimorbidity in self-harm and suicide”.
Research indicates that it is more likely to have middle-aged and older adults reaching health care services due to multiple health conditions, than due to a single disease alone. The terminology used for people having multiple disorders/diseases, regardless of temporality, is multimorbidity and it is a distinguished term from comorbidity - the latter always takes into account additional health conditions to a primary one. However, within suicide prevention research the risk of suicide-related outcomes (suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviours, suicide) for those with multimorbidities has not been clearly presented, partly due to the interchangeable use of comorbidity and the study designs. The current presentation will focus: a) on the role of physical/mental multimorbidity in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours (PhD outcomes), b) on the limitations regarding publishing relevant evidence, and c) on some preliminary findings from an ongoing meta-analysis of prospective studies investigating the association of multimorbidity and comorbidity with the risk of suicide.
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Dr Katerina Kavalidou
Role: Postdoctoral researcher
Organisation: University College Cork, Ireland
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