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Evaluation of a modified interview version and of a self-rating version of the Suicide Assessment Scale.
Eur Psychiatry. 2006 Oct; 21(7):471-7.EP

Abstract

The Suicide Assessment Scale (SUAS) was constructed to be sensitive to change of suicidality. It was recently found to be predictive of suicide in a group of suicide attempters. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of a modified interview version of SUAS with defined scores and also a new self-rating version (SUAS-S). The subjects consisted of former inpatients, 42 persons who had been admitted because of a suicide attempt about 12 years ago and 22 control patients. The subjects were rated according to the SUAS, the SUAS-S, as well as the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS). The interrater reliability was found to be high. The SUAS correlated significantly with the MADRS, but the concordance was not consistent, which indicates that the SUAS measures something different from depression. The SUAS-S correlated significantly with the interview-rated SUAS, thus exhibiting good concurrent validity. In summary, both the modified interview version of SUAS and the SUAS-S seem to be valid, reliable and easily used suicide assessment instruments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Sciences, Lund University Hospital, S-22185 Lund, Sweden. anders.nimeus@med.lu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16545548

Citation

Niméus, A, et al. "Evaluation of a Modified Interview Version and of a Self-rating Version of the Suicide Assessment Scale." European Psychiatry : the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists, vol. 21, no. 7, 2006, pp. 471-7.
Niméus A, Hjalmarsson Ståhlfors F, Sunnqvist C, et al. Evaluation of a modified interview version and of a self-rating version of the Suicide Assessment Scale. Eur Psychiatry. 2006;21(7):471-7.
Niméus, A., Hjalmarsson Ståhlfors, F., Sunnqvist, C., Stanley, B., & Träskman-Bendz, L. (2006). Evaluation of a modified interview version and of a self-rating version of the Suicide Assessment Scale. European Psychiatry : the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists, 21(7), 471-7.
Niméus A, et al. Evaluation of a Modified Interview Version and of a Self-rating Version of the Suicide Assessment Scale. Eur Psychiatry. 2006;21(7):471-7. PubMed PMID: 16545548.
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