Year: 1992 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.33, no.6, (November-December 1992), p.366-373 SIEC No: 19930170

This article examines the risk prediction efficiency of 5 assessment instruments with 51 newly hospitalized parasuicides. Results suggest that the importance attached to survival & coping beliefs as reasons for not committing suicide was a more direct predictor of suicide intent than hopelessness, depression, & negative life stress. Factors contributing to the efficacy of survival & coping beliefs as a risk predictor index are discussed, as is the false-negative dilemma. (22 Refs.)