Scale for Suicide Ideation: Psychometric Properties of a Self-Report Version
Beck A T~~Steer R A~~Ranieri W F
A self-report version of the scale for suicide ideation (SSI) was administered to 50 inpatients diagnosed with mixed DSM-III disorders & 55 outpatients with affective disorders. Correlations between the 2 groups suggest strong concurrent validity & Crombach coefficient alphas indicated high internal consistency. The self-report SSI is said to be a valid & reliable method for rapid assessment of suicide ideation in psychiatric patients but it should not replace the clinical interview. 11 refs.