Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS)

Assess an individual's thoughts, attitudes and intentions regarding suicide

By Aaron T Beck and Robert A Steer

C M What is a user level?

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Year
1991
Age range
17 years and older
Administration time
5 to 10 minutes
Administration type
Individual
Overview

The Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS) is a valuable tool for clinicians to examine suicidal intent in patients. Developed for use with patients of 17 years and over, the BSS provides a good starting point for a clinician's more detailed examination of a patient's suicidal intent.

The BSS is also useful for monitoring suicide ideation of patients who are known to be at risk for suicide

The Manual provides data on both in-patients and outpatients. The BSS items correlate highly with items that relate to suicide on the other Beck Scales:

Internal Screening Component saves time. The Scale is made up of 21 items and can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes. Two of the questions on the Scale are designed to function as an internal screening component. This component saves time and reduces the intrusiveness of the questionnaire for patients who are non-suicidal.
Useful in Therapy and Training. The BSS has been used extensively at the Centre for Cognitive Therapy for the past 15 years. It can be effective as a tool for clinicians to examine suicidal intent and as a teaching guide. 

Reliability Information:

Average reliability coefficient: .90 (Inpatient), .87 (Outpatient)
Test-retest reliability: .54

This product is also available to level M users. 

 

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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Administration Options:
OSA - On-screen Administration
ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
ME - Manual Entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

Scoring

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488694295 Q-global BSS Scoring Subscription 1 YR C M $45.00 Login to purchase

Manuals

Q-global Digital Manuals

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780150180036 Q-global BSS Manual (Digital) C M $150.00 Login to purchase

Reports

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781925038392 BSS Q-global Interpretive Report

A usage includes the administration (OSA, ROSA), scoring and reporting
C M $4.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780158018447 BSS Complete Kit includes:
Manual
25 Record Forms
C M $255.00 Login to purchase
9780158018461 BSS Record Forms
(Pack of 25)
C M $117.00 Login to purchase

Q Local

To activate reports please call the Pearson Clinical Assessment Client Services Team on 1800 882 385 (AUS) or 0800 942 722 (NZ).

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994237306 BSS Q Local Interpretive Report 51694
(per administration)
C M $4.00
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Technical Information

Technical Information

Now Available on Q-global

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessment online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

Remote On-Screen Administration (ROSA)
These assessments can be emailed to clients, teachers, or parents, so that the assessment can be completed at their own location. These assessments are not proctored (supervised).