Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7450
GARCIA VALENCIA, Jenny et al. Validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory (Rfl) in subjects with suicidal behavior in Colombia. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.1, pp. 66-84. ISSN 0034-7450.
Objective: To evaluate the factor structure, reliability, and construct and content validity of the Colombian Spanish version of the Reasons for Living Inventory (Rfl) in a clinical sample of subjects who attempted suicide. Method: Two translations into Spanish and two back-translations for each of the items were done. We assessed content and construct validity as well as internal consistency and test-retest reproducibility. Results: The factor structure has six domains which explain 63.5% of the variance: survival and coping beliefs, fear of death and social disapproval, responsibility to family, child-related concerns, perception of incapacity for suicide and moral objections. The internal consistency was high (Cronbachs alpha=0.96), as was test-retest reproducibility (ICC=0.89, IC95%: 0.78-0.94). When assessing construct validity, we found significant differences between individuals with clinically defined high and low suicide risk in Rflscores. Conclusions: The Rflversion for Colombia shows good psychometric properties in clinical population with suicidal behavior.
Palabras llave : Suicide; validation studies; psychiatric status rating scales.