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Suicidality scale: Suicidal ideation, intention and attempts as a risk factor in adolescents
Zaqia Bano, Hajrah Aslam, Iram Naz
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Volume 11 - Issue 4-B     July - August 2019
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Objective: To develop an assessment of suicide scale based on suicidal ideation, intention and attempts for adolescents.
Study Design: Cross sectional analytical study.
Place and Duration: Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat from December 10th 2017 to 25th May 2018.
Methodology: The item pool of 78 items was generated with the help of literature review and interviews with target population. Among the 55 expert evaluated items after pilot study 52 items were retained which include the dimensions of suicide including ideation, intention and attempts. Additionally, in the final administration of this scale data was collected from 370 adolescents using self-reported questionnaire. The exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and reliability were used for data analysis.
Results: The final administration of 52 items was handed over to 370 participants. The model fit showed a P-value of .00 that established the structure validity and significance of the items to its subscales. At the final stage among the 52 items 25 were reliable.
Conclusion: A suicidality assessment on suicidal ideation, intention and attempts for adolescents is efficiently developed with 25 questions and three sub-scales.
Keywords: Suicidality, Suicidal ideation, Intention, Risk factor, Adolescents, Factor analysis, Suicidality scale

How to Cite This:

Bano Z, Aslam H, Naz I. Suicidality scale: Suicidal ideation, intention and attempts as a risk factor in adolescents. Isra Med J. 2019; 11(4)-Part B: 286-289.

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