[Instruments for suicide risk assessment]

The Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU)
Record ID 32014000335
Authors' recommendations: None of the included studies provided scientific evidence to support that any instrument had sufficient accuracy to predict future suicide with 80% sensitivity and 50% specificity. There is strong evidence to support that the SAD PERSONS Scale has very low sensitivity. Most persons who make future suicidal acts are not identified. Research is needed to clarify if assessment of suicide risk is enhanced when an instrument is used as a complement to the global clinical assessment. To date such research is lacking. More research is needed to clarify the reliabil­ity of the commonly used instruments SUAS and C-SSRS. As of yet there are no studies that assess whether the suicide item of the Montgomery Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) can predict suicidal acts.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
URL for published report: http://sbu.se/242E
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
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