Year: 2008 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.38, no.5, (October 2008), p.576-591 SIEC No: 20081205

The results of a systematic literature review that investigated suicide intent are presented. Of the 44 relevant articles identified, 17 investigated the relationships between various suicide risk factors & suicide intent, & 25 publications investigated the relationships between suicide intent & various suicide outcomes. Despite recent advancements in the definition & nomological validity of suicide intent, a high degree of variability in the empirical measurement & analysis of suicide intent was found. Such variability limits future research. (50 refs.)