Year: 2005 Source: Thesis (M.Sc.)-The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, (February 2005), 130p. SIEC No: 20090075

This study sought to create an adult version of the Subject Experience of Problem Irresolvability instrument created by Orbach & colleagues, 1999. An additional objective was to examine the relationship between the suicide attempters’ experience of certain previously researched interpersonal dynamics & lethality of suicide attempts. 83 participants comprised the study group. An independent samples t-test suggested the adult version accurately discriminates between individuals who attempted suicide & those who had not. Overall, results support further development of the adult version of the scale.