Clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters' self-reported suicide intent: a cross sectional study

Choo, Carol C., Harris, Keith M., Chew, Peter K.H., and Ho, Roger C. (2019) Clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters' self-reported suicide intent: a cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 14 (7). e0217613.

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Abstract

This study explored medical doctors’ clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters’ self-reported suicide intent. Three years of archival assessment records related to suicide attempters who were admitted to the emergency department of a large teaching hospital in Singapore were subjected to analysis. Records related to 460 suicide attempters (70.4% females; 28.6% males) were analysed using logistic regressions. Their ages ranged from 12 to 85 (M = 29.08, SD = 12.86). The strongest predictor of suicide intent was habitual poor coping, followed by serious financial problems, and expressed regret. The strongest predictor of suicide risk was hiding the attempt followed by prior planning. The findings were discussed in regards to implications in clinical assessments and suicide prevention efforts.

Item ID: 58895
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1932-6203
Copyright Information: © 2019 Choo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Grant Code CRT-2016-30
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 03:38
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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