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Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory: Psychometric Properties of the Spanish Version

Nicolás Sánchez-Álvarez1, Natalio Extremera Pacheco1, Lourdes Rey1, Edward C. Chang2, and Olivia D. Chang2

1 University of Málaga (Spain) and
2 University of Michigan, USA

Background: The Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory (FSII) is a new and brief measure designed to assess for suicide ideation frequency in the previous year. To provide evidence of the reliability and validity for the FSII in a Spanish-speaking community, the present study examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the FSII (FSII-S) in a sample of 1,013 adults from southern Spain (51.4% women), ranging from 18 to 82 years old. Method: In addition to the FSII-S, the participants completed the following measures: Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised, Beck Depression Inventory, Positive and Negative Affectivity Scale, Flourishing Scale, and Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results: The results of Confirmatory Factor Analysis indicated a good fit for a one-dimensional model of the FSII-S, and high reliability (a = .89). FSII-S scores correlated negatively with suicide protective factors, and positively with suicide risk factors. Multi-group analyses showed the invariance of the factor structure of FSII-S across gender and age. Conclusions: In line with studies in other countries, these findings provide evidence of the validity, reliability, and invariance of the FSII-S as a brief measure of suicidal ideation frequency in Spanish adults.

Inventario de Frecuencia de Ideación Suicida:  Propiedades Psicométricas de la Versión Española. Antecedentes: el Inventario de Frecuencia de Ideación Suicida (FSII) es una medida nueva y breve que evalúa la frecuencia de ideaciones suicidas en el último año. Para proporcionar evidencias de fiabilidad y validez del FSII en la comunidad hispano-hablante, el presente estudio examinó las propiedades psicométricas de la versión española del FSII (FSII-S) en una muestra de 1.013 adultos del sur de España (51,4% mujeres), con un rango de edad de 18 a 82 años. Método: además del FSII-S, los participantes completaron las siguientes medidas: Cuestionario Revisado de Comportamientos Suicidas, Inventario de Depresión de Beck, Escala de Afectividad Positiva y Negativa, Escala de Plenitud y Escala de Satisfacción Vital. Resultados: los resultados de la estructura interna indicaron un buen ajuste del modelo unidimensional del FSII-S y una alta fiabilidad (a = .89). Las puntuaciones del FSII-S correlacionaron negativamente con factores protectores del suicidio y positivamente con factores del riesgo suicida. Los análisis multigrupos mostraron invarianza de estructura factorial del FSII-S por género y edad. Conclusiones: consistente con estudios en otros países, estos hallazgos proporcionan evidencia de la validez, fiabilidad e invarianza del FSII-S como medida breve de frecuencia de ideación suicida en adultos españoles.


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