Psychometric Characteristics of the Scale for Suicide Ideation With Psychiatric Outpatients
Beck A T~~Brown G K~~Steer R A
The psychometric properties of the Scale for Suicide Ideation-Current & the Scale for Suicide Ideation-Worst were explored. For a sample of 4063 outpatients, both scales were positively correlated with a diagnosis of a principal mood disorder, a diagnosis of a personality disorder, & measures of depression & hopelessness. The two scales were moderately correelated with each other. Iterated maximum-likelihood principal-factor analysis identified comparable Preparation & Motivations dimensions.