Table 1 Analysis of item scores for the total group, and for repeaters and non-repeaters
Symptom (abbreviation)Total group (n=366)
Mean (s.d.)
Repeaters (n=94)
Mean (s.d.)
Non-repeaters (n=272)
Mean (s.d.)
PEffect size
Motivational-phase symptoms
 Wish to live (liv)1.16 (0.71)1.30 (0.67)1.11 (0.72)0.03*0.6
 Wish to die (die)1.37 (0.74)1.51 (0.67)1.32 (0.78)0.03*0.7
 Reasons for living/dying (rea)1.20 (0.79)1.37 (0.73)1.14 (0.81)0.01*0.6
 Desire for active attempt (des)1.31 (0.75)1.57 (0.60)1.22 (0.78)<0.001***0.7
 Passive desire (pas)1.01 (0.80)1.20 (0.76)0.94 (0.80)0.007**0.5
 Duration of suicide ideation (dur)0.99 (0.77)1.15 (0.70)0.93 (0.79)0.02*0.5
 Frequency of suicide ideation (freq)0.89 (0.72)1.11 (0.66)0.82 (0.72)<0.001***0.5
 Attitude suicidal behaviour (att)1.15 (0.76)1.37 (0.69)1.08 (0.77)0.001**0.6
 Cry for help versus cry for pain (cry)1.42 (0.79)1.56 (0.63)1.38 (0.83)0.140.7
Volitional-phase symptoms
 Control over action (con)0.86 (0.68)1.12 (0.67)0.78 (0.66)<0.001***0.5
 Deterrents of attempt (det)1.01 (0.75)1.28 (0.69)0.92 (0.74)<0.001***0.5
 Actual planning (pla)0.90 (0.79)1.16 (0.74)0.81 (0.79)<0.001***0.4
 Availability of methods (met)1.18 (0.89)1.38 (0.80)1.11 (0.91)0.01*0.5
 Courage for actual behaviour (cou)1.83 (0.76)1.31 (0.66)1.14 (0.79)0.01*0.6
 Expectancy of actual attempt (exp)1.04 (0.77)1.30 (0.65)0.95 (0.79)<0.001**0.5
 Actual preparation (pre)0.61 (0.73)0.80 (0.82)0.55 (0.69)0.01*0.2
 Suicide note (not)0.66 (0.83)0.71 (0.80)0.64 (0.84)0.300.2
 Arrangements after death (arr)0.37 (0.63)0.52 (0.73)0.31 (0.59)0.008**0.0
 Concealment about ideation (cea)1.0 (0.85)1.15 (0.82)0.94 (0.85)0.048*0.5