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Measurement properties of the suicidal behaviour questionnaire revised in Autistic adults

Cassidy, S., Bradley, L., Coggar-Ward, H., Shaw, R., Bowen, Erica ORCID:, Glod, M., Baron-Cohen, S. and Rodgers, J. (2020) Measurement properties of the suicidal behaviour questionnaire revised in Autistic adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50 (10). pp. 3477-3488. ISSN Print: 0162-3257 Online: 1573-3432

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We explored the appropriateness and measurement properties of a suicidality assessment tool (SBQ-R) developed for the general population, in autistic adults—a high risk group for suicide. 188 autistic adults and 183 general population adults completed the tool online, and a sub-sample (n = 15) were interviewed while completing the tool. Multi-group factorial invariance analysis of the online survey data found evidence for metric invariance of the SBQ-R, particularly for items three and four. Cognitive interviews revealed that autistic adults did not interpret these items as intended by the tool designers. Results suggest autistic adults interpret key questions regarding suicide risk differently to the general population. Future research must adapt tools to better capture suicidality in autistic adults.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: autism spectrum condition, asperger syndrome, autistic, suicide, suicidality, self-harm, measurement properties, COSMIN, measurement invariance, cognitive interview
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Copyright Info: Open access article
Depositing User: Erica Bowen
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 15:05
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 10:21

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