Journal article

A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Measures for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors in Population-Based Research

Philip J Batterham, Maria Ftanou, Jane Pirkis, Jacqueline L Brewer, Andrew J Mackinnon, Annette Beautrais, A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Helen Christensen

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

The use of measures of suicidal ideation and behavior with sound measurement properties is critical in identifying people most at risk of suicide. In particular, brief self-report measures of suicidal ideation and behaviors are needed for use in large-scale population-based research and in the development and evaluation of suicide prevention programs in the community. This review aimed to identify and recommend psychometrically sound self-report measures of suicidal ideation and behaviors that could be used in population-based research of adults. To identify existing self-report measures for adult use, a systematic search was conducted using MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention


Awarded by NHMRC Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) APP1042580 Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention. Philip J. Batterham is supported by NHMRC Fellowship 1035262. Jane Pirkis is supported by NHMRC Fellowship 1059261. Helen Christensen is supported by NHMRC Fellowship 1056964. Philip J. Batterham codeveloped the SIDAS but derives no financial benefit from its use.