Suicide attempt risk in youths: Utility of the Harkavy-Asnis suicide scale for monitoring risk levels

Joan Asarnow, David McArthur, Jennifer Hughes, Veronica Barbery, Michele Berk

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Abstract

The Harkavy-Asnis Suicide Scale (HASS), one of the few self-report scales assessing suicidal behavior was evaluated and ideation, was evaluated and predictors of suicide attempts (SAs) were identified with the goal of developing a model that clinicians can use for monitoring SA risk. Participants were 131 pediatric emergency department (ED) patients with suicidal behavior. The HASS and Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV) were administered approximately 2 months after ED presentation. When compared with DISC-IV ratings, sensitivity of the HASS SA items was excellent (100%), and overall classification accuracy was 72%. SA planning was the strongest predictor of SAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-698
Number of pages15
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Suicide attempt risk in youths : Utility of the Harkavy-Asnis suicide scale for monitoring risk levels. / Asarnow, Joan; McArthur, David; Hughes, Jennifer; Barbery, Veronica; Berk, Michele.

In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Vol. 42, No. 6, 12.2012, p. 684-698.

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Asarnow, Joan ; McArthur, David ; Hughes, Jennifer ; Barbery, Veronica ; Berk, Michele. / Suicide attempt risk in youths : Utility of the Harkavy-Asnis suicide scale for monitoring risk levels. In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 684-698.
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