Development and validation of a brief self-report measure of agitation: The brief agitation measure

Jessica D. Ribeiro, Theodore W. Bender, Edward A. Selby, Jennifer L. Hames, Thomas E. Joiner

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Abstract

Emerging evidence indicates that agitation is an ominous precursor to imminent death by suicide, yetmeasures of it are few, and to our knowledge, no self-report measure of agitation exists. To fill this gap, we have developed the Brief Agitation Measure (BAM), which is designed as a brief measure to assess agitation. In this article, we provide preliminary evidence from 2 studies examining the reliability and validity of the BAM in an undergraduate sample as well as a clinical sample. We close with a discussion of the limitations of the studies and implications of our findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-604
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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