Development of the Risk Assessment Suicidality Scale (RASS): a population-based study.

  title={Development of the Risk Assessment Suicidality Scale (RASS): a population-based study.},
  author={Konstantinos N Fountoulakis and Eleonora Pantoula and Melina Siamouli and Katerina Moutou and X{\'e}nia Gonda and Zolt{\'a}n Rihmer and Apostolos Iacovides and Hagop Souren Akiskal},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={138 3},
BACKGROUND Suicide and suicide attempts are significant and costly public health problems. In order to prevent suicidal and other self-injurious behaviors, research on the multiple factors involved in these behaviors with comprehensive and user-friendly instruments is necessary. The aim of the current study was to construct a self-report instrument with emphasis on items describing suicide-related behavior itself rather than strongly related clinical features on the basis of a general… CONTINUE READING

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