Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.1, (Spring 1993), p.37-45 SIEC No: 19930241

An exploratory analysis of the Suicide Intent Scale was performed on a sample of 98 psychiatric inpatients who had made suicide attempts. The factor analysis was performed using a method for polychotomous data & resulted in a 2-factor solution; lethal intent factor & planning factor. Preliminary analysis of these factors suggest that the Suicide Intent Scale can be used to evaluate 2 separate aspects of suicidal behaviour. (20 ref)