Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217613
Title: Clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters’ self-reported suicide intent: A cross sectional study
Authors: Choo, C.C.
Harris, K.M.
Chew, P.K.H.
Ho, R.C. 
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Choo, C.C., Harris, K.M., Chew, P.K.H., Ho, R.C. (2019). Clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters’ self-reported suicide intent: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE 14 (7) : e0217613. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217613
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: This study explored medical doctors’ clinical assessment of suicide risk and suicide attempters’ self-reported suicide intent. Three years of archival assessment records related to suicide attempters who were admitted to the emergency department of a large teaching hospital in Singapore were subjected to analysis. Records related to 460 suicide attempters (70.4% females; 28.6% males) were analysed using logistic regressions. Their ages ranged from 12 to 85 (M = 29.08, SD = 12.86). The strongest predictor of suicide intent was habitual poor coping, followed by serious financial problems, and expressed regret. The strongest predictor of suicide risk was hiding the attempt followed by prior planning. The findings were discussed in regards to implications in clinical assessments and suicide prevention efforts. © 2019 Choo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/209968
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217613
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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