Ahmed Al Ansari

Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain, Al Manāmah, Capital, Bahrain

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Publications (2)1.09 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: A combination of social, legal, and religious factors make reporting of suicide difficult in Bahrain, an Islamic country. Limited available data indicates a very low incidence rate of 3 per 100,000. The objective of the present study was to describe the pattern of suicide in Bahrain during a 10-year period. The registered suicide cases (N = 304) at the Ministry of Interior for the 10-year period from 1995 to 2004 were reviewed and analyzed. The mean suicide rate was 0.6 per 100,000 for the Bahraini nationals and 12.6 per 100,000 for the non-Bahrainis with and 17.7 per 100,000 for the Indian migrants. Men were six times more likely than women to commit suicide. The majority of the subjects were under 35 years of age with financial domestic problems being the most common reason reported in the record and hanging the mostly commonly used mode of suicide (92.8%). The suicide rate for the Bahraini population remains low compared to other countries. The higher rate of suicide among Indians merits further investigation. Moreover, more research is needed on the epidemiology of suicide risk factors in ethnic groups for further prevention and intervention.
    Crisis The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 02/2007; 28(1):11-5. · 1.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This retrospective study of incident reports at the psychiatric hospital in Bahrain was carried out to describe nursing staff injuries that were reported during 1992-1999. The average assault rate (4.4%) was much lower than that reported in Western countries. Of the 111 injuries, 44.0% occurred in wards assigned for patients with acute conditions, 27.5% in chronic condition wards, 5.5% in outpatients, and 22.9% in the community. Staff assaults by patients constituted 60.4% of all injuries, of which 64.2% occurred in the 1992-1995 period. The assault rate was highest in 1992 (6.8/100) and lowest in 1998 (1.1/100), while the rate for all injuries was highest in 1994 (12.0/100) and lowest in 1998 (3.3/100). Bahraini staff had higher assault (7.0/100) and total injury (14.8/100) rates than the non-Bahraini (5.5, 6.8/100, respectively). Odds ratios for assaults vs. nonpatient-induced injuries indicated that assaults were 2.3 times (95% CI: 1.05-4.95) more likely to occur in males, 5 times more likely (95% CI: 1.99-12.15) in non-Bahraini, 1.79 times more likely (95% CI: 0.81-3.95) in staff nurses, and 2.3 times more likely (95% CI: 1.05-5.01) in the evening. Suggestions for reducing assaults and nonpatient-induced injuries are discussed.
    Issues in Mental Health Nursing 07/2003; 24(4):409-17.

Publication Stats

17 Citations
1.09 Total Impact Points


  • 2007
    • Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain
      Al Manāmah, Capital, Bahrain
  • 2003
    • Arabian Gulf University
      Al Manāmah, Capital, Bahrain