Year: 2007 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.46, no.3, (March 2007), p.387-395 SIEC No: 20080425

Between 1998-2000, 289 psychiatrically hospitalized, suicidal youth, age 12-17 years, participated in this longitudinal study examining the validity & clinical utility of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, Beck Hopelessness Scale, Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-Junior, & Suicide Probability Scale. Baseline self-reports were internally consistent & strongly intercorrelated with male, female, white, & black subsamples. All of the measures predicted follow-up suicidality & suicide attempts. The Suicide Probability Scale contributed uniquely to the prediction of future suicidality & suicide attempt. (30 refs.)