Year: 2009 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.39, no.3, (June 2009), p.332-342 SIEC No: 20090514

This study established the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Suicide Intent Scale in a clinic- & community-based sample of 36 patients & 592 Taiwanese respondents. Results show the Chinese version demonstrates good inter-rater & test-retest reliability. Factor analysis generated 3 factors (precautions, plannning, & seriousness) explaining 92.9% of the total variance with high internal consistency. It was moderately correlated with depressive symptoms. Results suggest the Chinese Suicide Intent Scale is a reliable & valid instrument for use in assessing the extent of suicidal intention among subjects with deliberate self-harm in ethnic Chinese populations. (42 refs.)