Year: 1979 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.13, (1979), p.153-155 SIEC No: 19850413

A visual analog scale was used to assess feelings about living & dying at the time of their suicidal act among 36 female subjects. Results correlated significantly with those of a validated suicidal intent scale. A significant correlation between the visual analogue score & that part of the suicidal intent scale which rates the objective circumstances of the attempt suggests that suicidal subjects are aware of their ambivalence & that their actions approximate these mixed feelings.