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Clinical Trial Scales Safety scales Safety scales

Age Administration Content Scoring Use

  • Adults

  • Clinician following patient interview

  • 3 pages
  • Risk and protective factors that may apply
  • Formal assessment of 5 subtypes of suicidal ideation, 5 subtypes of suicidal behavior, and self-injurious behavior without suicidal intent

  • Likert scales generate suicide ideation scores (0-5) and suicide ideation intensity score (aggregate, 0-25)

  • Suicide risk assessment

Age Administration Content Scoring Use

  • Adults

  • Self

  • Differentiates “poor” from “good” sleep quality
  • 19 items measure 7 areas: subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, use of sleeping medications, and daytime dysfunction over the last month

  • Scores for 7 components are summed to generate one global score

  • Measures quality and patterns of sleep

(*) PSQI scale is available in the appendix of the referenced article.

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67. Posner K, Brent D, Lucas C, et al. Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Version 2017. Avaialable at
68. Nilsson ME, Suryawanshi S, Gassman-Mayer C, et al. Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale: Scoring and Data Analysis Guide. Available at .
69. Buysse DJ, Reynolds CF, Monk TH, et al. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI): A new instrument for psychiatric research and practice. Psychiatry Research. 1989;28(2):193-213.