Development of a Chinese version of the suicide intent scale

Susan S.F. Gau, Chin Hung Chen, Charles T.C. Lee, Jung Chen Chang, Andrew T.A. Cheng

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Abstract

This study established the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS) in a clinic- and community-based sample of 36 patients and 592 respondents, respectively. Results showed that the Chinese SIS demonstrated good inter-rater and test-retest reliability. Factor analysis generated three factors (Precautions, Planning, and Seriousness) explaining 92.9% of the total variance with high internal consistency. It was moderately correlated with depressive symptoms. Results suggest that the Chinese SIS is a reliable and valid instrument for use in assessing the extent of suicidal intention among subjects with deliberate self-harm in ethnic Chinese populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-342
Number of pages11
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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