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Table 5 Validity coefficients (%) of suicide ideation in the psychiatric, community and general medical groups

From: The five-item Brief-Symptom Rating Scale as a suicide ideation screening instrument for psychiatric inpatients and community residents

  BSRS-5 PPV NPV Sensitivity Specificity
Psychiatric group 4/5 78.01% 79.05% 83.76% 72.17%
Community group 7/8 68.75% 96.09% 21.57% 99.49%
General Medical group 12/13 92.86% 88.48% 10.57% 99.88%
  1. PPV = positive predictive value; NPV = negative predictive value