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Pai, Woo, Son, and Lee: The Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale in Alcohol Dependent Patients



This study was designed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Korean version of Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) in alcohol-dependent patients.


The participants were 31 patients with alcohol dependence disorder. All participants were tested using the Korean version of C-SSRS. To test the concurrent validity, Beck Hopelessness Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, and Scale for Suicidal Ideation were applied. Reliability and validity were assessed by comparison of cronbach-α coefficients, Pearson's correlation coefficients.


The Korean version of C-SSRS was proved to be a reliable and valid method for assessment of suicidal risk by verification of internal consistency and concurrent validity.


These results support that the Korean version of C-SSRS is a reliable and valid tool for prediction of suicidal risk in a clinical setting.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

Correlations between C-SSRS and other scales


* : p<0.05, ** : p<0.01. C-SSRS : Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, S-I : Suicidal ideation, IOI : Intensity of ideation, S-B : Suicidal behavior, SSI : Scale for Suicidal Ideation, BHOP : Beck Hopelessness Scale, BDI : Beck Depression Inventory

Table 2

Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics between suicide risk group and non-risk group



Conflicts of Interest The authors have no financial conflicts of interest.


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