Year: 2010 Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases, v.50, no.8, (April 15, 2010), p.1165-1173 SIEC No: 20110050

The authors sought to implement routine screening of suicide ideation & associated conditions using computerized patient-reported outcome assessments. 2 academic HIV primary care clinics enrolled patients who attended scheduled visits from December 2005-February 2009. Touch-screen, computer-based patient-reported outcome assessments were implemented into routine clinical care. Overall, 1216 patients completed the initial assessment during the study period. Among surveyed patients, 170 endorsed some level of suicide ideation, whereas 33 admitted suicide ideation nearly every day. In multivariable analysis, suicide ideation was lower with advancing age & increased with current substance abuse & more severe depression. (35 refs.) JA

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