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Journal of Experimental Psychopathology
 Volume 8, Issue 4, 376-389, 2017
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Multimodal Examination of Distress Tolerance and Suicidality in Acute-Care Psychiatric Inpatients

Authors
  Anka A. Vujanovic - University of Houston
  Erin C. Berenz - University of Virginia School of Medicine
  Jafar Bakhshaie - University of Houston

Volume 8, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 376-389
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/jep.059416

Abstract

The present investigation examined associations between distress tolerance, examined multimodally via self-report and behavioral indices, and suicidality. Participants were 102 psychiatric inpatients (44.1% women; Mage=33.9, SD=10.8). Distress tolerance was measured via the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS), Mirror-Tracing Persistence Task (MTPT), and Breath-Holding Task. Suicidality was defined as: number of past suicide attempts, self-reported suicidal ideation severity, and suicidality as reason for the current hospital admission. When DT indices were examined concurrently, only MTPT was negatively associated with number of past suicide attempts; perceived DT (DTS) was negatively associated with suicidal ideation severity and suicidality as the reason for current admission. 


Table of Contents
Introduction
Method
 Participants
 Measures
  Medical Records Review.
  Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE; Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975; Tombaugh & McIntyre, 1992).
  Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 (LEC-5; Weathers et al., 2013).
  Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS; Simons & Gaher, 2005).
  Mirror-Tracing Persistence Task (MTPT; Quinn, Brandon, & Copeland, 1996).
  Breath-Holding Task (BH; Hajek, Belcher, & Stapleton, 1987).
  Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS-5; Beck & Steer, 1991).
  Addiction Severity Index-Self-Report Form (ASI-SR; McLellan et al., 1992).
 Procedure
  Data Analytic Plan
Results
 Descriptive Statistics and Bivariate Correlations
 Regression Analyses
Discussion
References

Correspondence to
Dr. Anka A. Vujanovic

Keywords
distress tolerance; suicidality; inpatient

Dates
Received 31 Aug 2016; Revised 17 Jun 2017; Accepted 17 Jun 2017; In Press 22 Jul 2017







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