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.
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), 1-11. [e0217613]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217613