Validating the factor structure of the stigma of suicide scale: Short form Spanish version among healthcare students

Background: Suicide is a leading cause of death among Spanish-speaking individuals. Suicide stigma can be a risk factor for suicide. A widely used measure is the Stigma of Suicide Scale-Short Form (SOSS-SF; Batterham, Calear, & Christensen, 2013). Although the SOSS-SF has established psychometric properties and factor structure in other languages and cultural contexts, no evidence is available[…]

Beliefs about one’s non-suicidal self-injury: The Experiences of Self-Injury Questionnaire (ESIQ)

The goal of this study was to develop and validate a measure of self-rated positive and negative beliefs about one’s non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the Experiences of Self-Injury Questionnaire (ESIQ).
Psychometric properties and validation against NSSI severity and shame were tested in two U.S. and two U.K. samples of individuals who[…]

Psychometric properties of the clergy suicide prevention competencies developmental rubric and faith leaders’ readiness to address suicide stigma

Faith leaders (FL) have a key role in suicide prevention. One of their roles is to address suicide stigma in faith communities. Are they ready to do so? The Clergy Suicide Prevention Skills Developmental Rubric (CSPCDR) was developed to understand and assess clergy suicide prevention skills. The psychometric properties of the CSPCDR are reported in[…]

An examination of the psychometric properties of the Reasons for Living Inventory within a male veteran clinical sample

Elevated suicide risk among veteran populations remains a significant public health concern. However, few suicide assessment measures have been validated for veterans. The current study evaluated the reliability and validity of the Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL) scores among veteran populations. The participants included male veterans (N = 421) from a broad range of ages,[…]

A psychometric investigation of the painful and provocative events scale: Moving forward

Acquired capability for suicide is posited to develop through repeated exposure to physically painful and psychologically provocative events; however, there is limited research evaluating the assessment of painful and provocative events. The current study examined the factor structure, validity, and reliability of the Painful and Provocative Events Scale (PPES). Categorical exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses[…]

Psychometric testing of immigrants and natives in an acute psychiatry facility.

The diagnostic process after referral to an acute psychiatric treatment facility consists of more than the clinical investigation and laboratory tests. Psychometric tests in a broad range of languages may be such an augmentation of our diagnostic armamentarium. Whether such tests are in use, and how they are distributed among different patient categories was the aim[…]

Descriptive characteristics and initial psychometric properties of the non-suicidal self-injury disorder scale.

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is highly prevalent and associated with tissue damage, emotional distress, and psychiatric disorders. While often discussed in the context of Borderline Personality Disorder and suicide, research demonstrates that NSSI is distinct from these constructs and should be viewed as an independent diagnostic category. Recently, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder (NSSID) was included in the[…]

Interpersonal and intrapersonal functions of deliberate self-harm (DSH): a psychometric examination of the inventory of statements about self-injury (ISAS) scale.

Deliberate self-harm (DSH), commonly defined as the intentional, direct and non-suicidal destruction of one’s body, appears to be common across both clinical and non-clinical populations. A recently developed measure of functions of DSH, the Inventory of Statements About Self-Injury (ISAS), was examined to test its two-factor model within a sample of members of online social[…]