Beck Scale for Suicide IdeationBSS
- Assess an individual's thoughts, attitudes and intentions regarding suicide
- Publication date:
- Completion time:
- 5 to 10 minutes
- Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring
- Age range:
- 17 years and older
- Qualification level:
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.
Average reliability coefficient: .90 (Inpatient), .87 (Outpatient)
This product is also available to level M users.
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)