Innovations In Clinical Neuroscience

SEP-OCT 2014

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal for clinicians in the field of neuroscience

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[ V O L U M E 1 1 , N U M B E R 9 – 1 0 , S E P T E M B E R – O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ] Innovations in CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE 169 disproportionately higher SPTS scores at the upper end of the trendline. When the score on the S- STS exceeds 23, clinicians need to g et more of the explicit details about the suicidal planning. Result 8: SPTS total and global severity of suicidality. Figure 8 illustrates the relationship between the SPTS total score and the global severity of suicidality. There is an ascending relationship between the SPTS total score and the global severity of suicidality. A polynomial regression trendline is the best fit to the dataset: Figure 8 shows an order 2 trendline. Discussion. At a higher global severity of suicidality, there was a disproportionately lower SPTS total score. This may be due the fact that the SPTS only focuses on the suicidal planning and does not, to the same degree, measure the suicidal behaviors at the upper end. Result 9: SPTS total and time spent in suicidality. Figure 9 illustrates the relationship between the SPTS total score and the time spent in suicidality. There is an ascending relationship between the SPTS total score and the time spent in suicidality. A power regression trendline is the best fit to the dataset. Discussion. At the high end of the SPTS total scores, there was disproportionately greater time spent in overall suicidality. The higher time spent at the upper end of the trendline was likely due to the suicidal planning moving into suicidal preparatory behaviors. Suicidal preparatory behaviors lasted a disproportionately longer period of time compared to suicidal planning. Result 10: SPTS total and Hopelessness Spectrum. Figure 10 illustrates the relationship between the SPTS total score and the Hopelessness Spectrum. There is an ascending relationship between the SPTS total score and the Hopelessness Spectrum. A polynomial regression trendline is the best fit to the dataset: Figure 10 shows an order 2 trendline. Innovations in CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE [ V O L U M E 1 1 , N U M B E R 9 – 1 0 , S E P T E M B E R – O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ] FIGURE 9. Suicide Plan Tracking Scale (SPTS) total and time spent in suicidality FIGURE 8. Suicide Plan Tracking Scale (SPTS) total and global severity of suicidality FIGURE 10. Suicide Plan Tracking Scale (SPTS) total and Hopelessness Spectrum

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