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      The suitability of the BSRS-5 for assessing elderly who have attempted suicide and need to be referred for professional mental health consultation in a metropolitan city, Taiwan.

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          Abstract

          The goals of this study are to (1) investigate the prevalence of necessary referral for professional mental health consultation for elderly people who attempted suicide ("suicide-attempted") in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan during 2006-2007, (2) assess whether the 5-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5) can be used as an efficient screening instrument for assessing the probability of a second suicide attempt among the elderly, and (3) examine predictors of needing referral among the suicide-attempted.

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          Journal
          Int J Geriatr Psychiatry
          International journal of geriatric psychiatry
          Wiley
          1099-1166
          0885-6230
          Oct 2009
          : 24
          : 10
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Kai-Suan Psychiatric Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
          Article
          10.1002/gps.2239
          19259981
          3085f707-cd6d-4db8-8f35-fca2425a5e9e
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