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23 J. Offender Rehab. 1 (1996)

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JournalolOtfenderfRehabilitation, Vat 23{f/2), 1996. Pp. I-10.
*  1996by The Haworth Press, Inc. Allu rights reserved.


o   CONTROLLINGSELF-DIRECTEDAGGRESSION




             VALIDITY OF TWO MEASURES

 OF   SUICIDAL RISK: MCMI-II SELF-DESTRUCTIVE
         POTENTIAL NOTEWORTHY ITEMS

             VS  THE SUICIDAL RISK SCALE




                           MARC  HILLBRAND
              Whiting Forensic Institute and Yale University School of Medicine

      ABSTRACT The validity   of the Suicide Risk Scale (SRS) and of the
      Self-Destructive Potential noteworthy items (SDP) of the Millon Clini-
      cal Multiaxial Inventory-I was examined in a sample of 32 forensic inpa-
      tients. Their sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive power,
      and overall diagnostic power in discriminating patients with distant and
      recent suicidal behavior (i.e., low vs. high risk of future suicide) were
      computed. Both measures demonstrated good overall diagnostic power
      (> 75%). The SRS was the more efficient measure. [Article copies avail-
      ablefrom The Haworh Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail
      address; getinfo@haworth.com]

   Numerous  measures purported to assess suicidal risk have been devel-
oped in recent years (Weishaar and Beck, 1990). Some have been derived
from the leading psychological instruments such as the Minnesota Multi-
phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inven-
tory (MCMI)  and the Rorschach. Others have been developed as single-
purpose instruments such as the Suicide Intent Scale (Beck et al., 1974),
the Scale for Suicide Ideation (Beck et al., 1979), and the Suicidal Risk
Scale (Plutchik et al., 1989a). Most have received little empirical evalua-
tion beyond  their initial derivation. Of fifteen suicide risk measures

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