Research Article | Open Access

Urdu Translation and Validation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale Among Patients with Self-Harming Behavior

    Naila Yaqoob

    Department of Psychology, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan

    Sadaf Ahsan

    Department of Psychology, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan

    Rubina Hanif

    National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan


Received
01 Aug, 2022
Accepted
01 Sep, 2022
Published
31 Dec, 2022

Literature emphasizes that there is an increasing need to assess underlying suicide intent among patients with self-harm. Since, Beck Suicide Intent Scale (Beck, 1991) is most frequently used instrument to assess underlying suicide intent in clinical setting, the aim of present research was to translate Beck Suicide Intent Scale into Urdu, to examine cross-cultural validation and estimate reliability of Urdu translated scale; a cross-sectional research design was used. A clinical sample of forty patients with self-harm with age of 18 to 35 years was collected from different mental health departments of hospitals in Rawalpindi, Multan and Jehlum, Pakistan. Study was conducted in two phases; in phase I Urdu translation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale was carried out using guidelines by Brislin (1970). In phase II, cross-language validation was conducted through test-retest Cronbach alpha reliability estimation and item-total correlations. Results of current research revealed that Urdu-Urdu group had high correlation coefficients than English-English with acceptable Cronbach alpha reliabilities were adequate. Moreover, significant positive item correlation with composite score of Beck Suicide Intent Scale was found. The findings of current research established that Urdu-version of Beck Suicide Intent scale was reliable and valid for use in Pakistani culture.

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APA-7 Style
Yaqoob, N., Ahsan, S., Hanif, R. (2022). Urdu Translation and Validation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale Among Patients with Self-Harming Behavior. Pak. J. Psychol. Res, 37(4), 505-514. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.30

ACS Style
Yaqoob, N.; Ahsan, S.; Hanif, R. Urdu Translation and Validation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale Among Patients with Self-Harming Behavior. Pak. J. Psychol. Res 2022, 37, 505-514. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.30

AMA Style
Yaqoob N, Ahsan S, Hanif R. Urdu Translation and Validation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale Among Patients with Self-Harming Behavior. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research. 2022; 37(4): 505-514. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.30

Chicago/Turabian Style
Yaqoob, Naila, Sadaf Ahsan, and Rubina Hanif. 2022. "Urdu Translation and Validation of Beck Suicide Intent Scale Among Patients with Self-Harming Behavior" Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research 37, no. 4: 505-514. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.30