ERIC Number: EJ416103
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Use of Case Vignettes in Suicide Risk Assessment.
Stelmachers, Zigfrids T.; Sherman, Robert E.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v20 n1 p65-84 Spr 1990
Presented 33 case histories of suicidal patients to crisis workers (N=19) for ratings of short- and long-term suicide risk. Ratings revealed considerable variability raising question about reliability of such global assessments. The variability, as measured by the standard deviation, was comparable between short-term and long-term ratings. Concludes suicide risk ratings of this type have limited usefulness. (Author/PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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