Year: 1991 Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, v.72, no.7, (June 1991), p.488-492 SIEC No: 19911292

To determine if individual characteristics & behaviours present during rehabilitation can identify patients at risk for suicide, the records of 5200 spinal cord injury patients were reviewed. Of 489 deaths, 9% were due to suicide. When demographic predictors identified in the scientific literature were combined with specific behavioural characteristics manifested during rehabilitation, a clinical model for the prediction of suicide was made possible. (24 refs.)