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Table 1 Items of the different versions of the STOP-SAS instrument

From: Development and psychometric properties of the Suicidality: Treatment Occurring in Paediatrics (STOP) Suicidality Assessment Scale (STOP-SAS) in children and adolescents

Item Name Adolescents’ version Parents’ version Clinicians’ version Children’s version
Thoughts of being dead or what it would be like to be dead X X X  
I feel life is not worth living X X X X
Thoughts of hurting myself X X X X
Thoughts about ending my life X X X X
Thoughts that no one would care if I lived or died X X X X
Thoughts of harming self to feel better X X X X
Thoughts to end life but would not act X X X X
I have little doubt (am certain) about wanting to kill myself; X X X X
I have done something to hurt myself X X X  
I cannot control my thoughts about killing myself X X X  
I have started to work out the details to end my life X X X X
Worried about being judged socially if I hurt myself X X X  
I have made preparations to kill myself X X X X
Hurt myself WITHOUT intent X X X X
Hurt myself WITH intent X X X X
I have hurt myself but I am not sure if I want to end my life X X X X
Attempt interrupted by others X X X X
I was about to do something to hurt/kill myself but stopped myself just before I initiated it X X X X
I planned to hurt or kill myself X X X  
Can you rate the potential lethality of the behaviour?    X a  
  1. a Item answered by clinicians only when there is a positive answer to a suicidal behaviour