A longitudinal test of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Australian clinical sample

Jennifer Ma, Philip J. Batterham, Alison L. Calear, Helen Christensen

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Abstract

Introduction: Individuals in clinical settings are at elevated risk of suicide due to their high prevalence and severity of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. The Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS) has been identified as a possible suicide risk assessment and intervention framework for clinical application. Aim: This study aimed to test the IPTS hypotheses in relation to suicide ideation and suicide attempt cross-sectionally and longitudinally at 6 month follow-up. Methods: Logistic regression analyses was used on data obtained from an Australian clinical sample (N = 331) Results: Perceived burdensomeness was found to be associated with suicide ideation and attempt cross-sectionally and at 6 months follow-up, despite a significant reduction in levels of suicide ideation and attempt reported at follow-up. Thwarted belongingness and capability for suicide were associated with suicidality cross-sectionally only. No critical interaction effects were found. Conclusion: Results from this study provide support for the role of perceived burdensomeness in contributing to passive suicidal ideation and suicide attempt over time. Perceived burdensomeness may serve as a relevant therapeutic target for the prevention and intervention of suicidality in clinical settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour - University Forum Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 5 Sep 20188 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour
Abbreviated titleESSSB17
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period5/09/188/09/18

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    Ma, J., Batterham, P. J., Calear, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2018). A longitudinal test of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Australian clinical sample. 1-1. Poster session presented at 17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour, Ghent, Belgium.