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Estimating Suicide Risk among Attempted Suicides: I. the Development of New Clinical Scales

  • D. J. Pallis (a1), A. B. Levey (a1), J. S. Jenkins (a1), P. Sainsbury (a1) and B. M. Barraclough (a2)...

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A discriminant function analysis was carried out to separate a sample of 75 suicides from a sample of 146 attempted suicides, on which comprehensive clinical and social data were recorded on an identical schedule. Two sets of discriminating items (with 18 and 6 variables) correctly classified 91 per cent and 83 per cent of the two samples in their respective groups. The results provide a basis for examining the usefulness of these variables as predictors of future suicide in people who have attempted suicide.

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Estimating Suicide Risk among Attempted Suicides: I. the Development of New Clinical Scales

  • D. J. Pallis (a1), A. B. Levey (a1), J. S. Jenkins (a1), P. Sainsbury (a1) and B. M. Barraclough (a2)...
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