Year: 1981 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.139, (1981), p.391-396 SIEC No: 19820484

500 patients who had completed the Suicide Intent Scale after self-injury were followed up for 5 yrs. 7 definite & 6 doubtful suicides occurred. The future suicides tended to have high scores on the scale for their original self-injury before suicide. Discussion centers on the small number of suicides ascertained & on the use of the scale as the suicide predictor. A group of high-risk patients was identified by repeated use of the scale.