Psychometric properties and validation of the positive and negative suicide ideation (PANSI) inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia

Sinniah, Aishvarya, Oei, Tian P.S., Chinna, Karuthan, Shah, Shamsul A., Maniam, T., and Subramaniam, Ponnusamy (2015) Psychometric properties and validation of the positive and negative suicide ideation (PANSI) inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 1934. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The PANSI is a measure designed to assess the risk and protective factors related to suicidal behaviors. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation (PANSI) Inventory in a sample of clinical outpatients at a major hospital in Malaysia. In this study, 283 psychiatric patients and 200 medical (non-psychiatric) patients participated. All the patients completed the PANSI and seven other self-report instruments. Confirmative factor analysis supported the 2-factor oblique model. The internal consistency of the two subscales of PANSI-Negative and the PANSI-Positive were 0.93 and 0.84, respectively. In testing construct validity, PANSI showed sizable correlation with the other seven scales. Criterion validity was supported by scores on PANSI which differentiated psychiatric patients from medical patients. Logistic regression analyses showed PANSI can be used to classify the patients into suicidal or non-suicidal. The PANSI is a reliable and valid instrument to measure the severity of suicidal ideation among clinical outpatients in Malaysia

Item ID: 43103
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1664-1078
Keywords: mental health, suicide ideation, confirmatory factor analysis, culture, Malaysia
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Copyright © 2015 Sinniah, Oei, Chinna, Shah, Maniam and Subramaniam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 01:24
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