Volume 6, Issue 1 (September 2008)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2008, 6(1): 47-58 | Back to browse issues page

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1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: In this study, assessed the reliability, validity, and predictive power of a new version of the Reasons for Living Inventory for Adolescents among Iranian Adolescents in the city of Kermanshah.

Methods: To examine this study A group of 400(189 males and 211 females) adolescent in high schools of Kermanshah and adolescents that attempt to suicide and cared in Emam Khomeini hospital selected to complete, the RFL–A, Beck Suicide Scale Ideation, Beck Hopelessness Scale and Oxford Happens Inventory (OHI). Additional information about the sample group including diagnosis and suicide status was obtained from their educational and medical records and documents.

Results: It was determined that the RFL–A is a valid and reliable measure of adolescent suicide risk potential. Additionally, the RFL–A possesses better predictive power than the Beck Hopelessness Scale.

Discussion: The results showed the clinical and research utility of the RFL–A Specially in the work with suicide is included along with suggestions for future research. In addition, we could use this scale for diagnosis, appraisal, therapy and rehabilitation of people who attempt to suicide.

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Received: 2008/06/9 | Accepted: 2008/07/28 | Published: 2008/09/1

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