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Improving Universal Suicide Prevention Screening in Primary Care by Reducing False Negatives

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2016,31 Aug 2017

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University of Utah Salt Lake City United States

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The primary aim of the proposed project is to develop a shortened version of the Suicide Cognitions Scale SCS and to evaluate its efficacy as a universal suicide prevention screen for use in military primary care clinics. We propose to achieve this aim by accomplishing the following objectives a to develop a brief alert algorithm that can be used by primary care providers to accurately identify high-risk patients b to improve the accuracy of universal suicide prevention screening methods by reducing false negative rates and c to systematically quantify false negative rates across various patient subgroups e.g., gender, race, age, deployment history, etc. to identify those patient subgroups for whom the screening algorithm is most useful and accurate. Data collection is still in progress. There are no research findings to report at this time.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

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