Mental Health Book

Sexual Development

//fpnotebook.com/

Modified MSPS Suicide Risk Assessment

Aka: Modified MSPS Suicide Risk Assessment, Modified SAD PERSONS
  1. See Also
    1. Suicidality
    2. Major Depression
  2. Indications
    1. Suicide Risk Assessment
  3. Criteria (Mnemonic: SAD PERSONS)
    1. Sex: Male (1 point)
    2. Age <19 years or >45 years old (1 point)
    3. Depression or hopelessness (2 point)
    4. Previous Attempt or psychiatric care (1 point)
    5. Excessive Alcohol or drug use (1 point)
    6. Rational thinking loss (2 point)
    7. Separated, divorced or widowed (2 point)
    8. Organized or serious Suicide attempt (2 point)
    9. No social support (1 point)
    10. Start future Suicide intent (2 point)
  4. Interpretation
    1. Score <=5
      1. Consider for discharge home with outpatient follow-up
    2. Score >5
      1. Emergent psychiatric evaluation and consider acute psychiatric hospitalization
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 94%
    2. Test Specificity: 71%
  6. References
    1. Hockberger (1988) J Emerg Med 6(2): 99-107 [PubMed]

You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree