Suicide risk assessment instruments: PS83-3/392E-PDF

a systematic review of current literature /

“A review of the current literature (2000 – 2016) on suicide/self-injury assessment instruments in use in adult, institutional environments (general hospitals, psychiatric facilities, correctional institutions) was undertaken. Instruments were evaluated based on reports of their reliability, validity, sensitivity, specificity and predictive value. Thirteen instruments were identified for which there was either (1) sufficient psychometric data and estimates of predictive validity available to show evidence of utility in predicting suicidal behaviour and suicide, or (2) evidence of promise or a unique approach in predicting suicidal behaviour and suicide. Among the thirteen instruments identified, two are currently in use in the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) assessment process: the Depression, Hopelessness and Suicide scale (DHS; Mills & Kroner, 2004; 2005) and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS; Posner et al., 2011)”--Executive summary, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Correctional Service Canada. Research Branch.
Title Suicide risk assessment instruments
Subtitle a systematic review of current literature /
Series Title Research report ;
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Instruments d’évaluation du risque de suicide : examen de la documentation actuelle. "May 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages iv, 67 p.
Catalogue Number
  • PS83-3/392E-PDF
Subject Terms Inmates, Suicide, Risk management