The development and initial validation of the geriatric suicide ideation scale.

@article{Heisel2006TheDA,
  title={The development and initial validation of the geriatric suicide ideation scale.},
  author={Marnin J. Heisel and Gordon L. Flett},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={742-51}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors report on the development and initial validation of the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale (GSIS), a new multidimensional measure of suicide ideation and related factors in older adults. METHODS Study 1 involved development of an initial 66-item measure, administration to a heterogeneous sample of 172 adults 65 years or older, assessment of the measure's factor structure, and subsequent scale reduction and correlation with social desirability. Study 2 involved validation… CONTINUE READING