The Suicide Assessment Scale: an instrument assessing suicide risk of suicide attempters

Citation
A. Nimeus et al., The Suicide Assessment Scale: an instrument assessing suicide risk of suicide attempters, EUR PSYCHIA, 15(7), 2000, pp. 416-423
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0924-9338 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
7
Year of publication
2000
Pages
416 - 423
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-9338(200011)15:7<416:TSASAI>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
The Suicide Assessment Scale (SUAS), a scale constructed to measure suicida lity over time, was administered to 191 suicide attempters, its predictive validity was tested. SUAS ratings were compared to ratings from other scales, and related to age and psychiatric diagnoses including co-morbidity. Eight patients committed suicide within 12 months after the SUAS assessment. Apart from advanced ag e, high scores in the SUAS were significant predictors of suicide. From a r eceiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis, we identified cutoff SUAS scores which alone and in combination with certain diagnostic and demograph ic factors are of apparent value in the clinical evaluation of suicide risk after a suicide attempt. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales Else vier SAS.