Examining a brief suicide screening tool in older adults engaging in risky alcohol use.

@article{Ribeiro2012ExaminingAB,
  title={Examining a brief suicide screening tool in older adults engaging in risky alcohol use.},
  author={J{\'e}ssica Ribeiro and Scott R Braithwaite and Jon J. Pfaff and Thomas E Joiner},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={405-15}
}
Alcohol misuse increases risk of suicidal behavior in older adults. The Depressive Symptom Inventory-Suicidality Subscale (DSI-SS; Metalsky & Joiner, 1997) and its relation to suicide attempt history was examined to see if it differed for older adults as a function of their alcohol use. Structural equation modeling was used in a sample (N=1,061) of older adult outpatients to examine the scale's measurement invariance and population heterogeneity and its relation to suicide attempt history… CONTINUE READING
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