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ERIC Number: EJ784916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Suicide Probability Scale and Its Utility with Adolescent Psychiatric Patients
Eltz, Michael; Evans, Allison Schettini; Celio, Mark; Dyl, Jennifer; Hunt, Jeffrey; Armstrong, Laura; Spirito, Anthony
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v38 n1 p17-29 Jun 2007
This study examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Suicide Probability Scale (SPS) in a sample of 226 (80 male, 146 female) adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Confirmatory factor analyses provided only some support for the original subscales. Exploratory factor analyses revealed some overlap with the original scales, but the factors differed by gender. Internal consistency of the original factors was somewhat better than the factors derived from this sample. A negative change in SPS scores over the course of the inpatient admission was related to risk for readmission due to repeat suicidal behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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