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Psychiatry Res. 2013 Jan 30;205(1-2):74-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Aug 27.

A cross-cultural replication of an interactive model of anxiety sensitivity relevant to suicide.

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Department of Psychology, Florida State University, USA.

Abstract

Recent findings indicate a relationship between anxiety sensitivity (AS) and suicide in a variety of populations in the United States. However, the link between AS and suicide has not been evaluated in other cultures. Suicide rates in Russia are among the highest worldwide making it an excellent choice to evaluate the cross-cultural robustness of these findings. The current investigation sought to replicate and extend the investigation of AS subfactors (i.e., cognitive, physical, and their interaction) in relation to suicidality in a sample of Russian adults. Participants were 390 adults recruited from Moscow using a geographic sampling method. Findings from the current study indicate that the interaction of AS cognitive concerns and AS physical concerns are associated with elevated rates of suicidality and previous suicide attempt, above and beyond negative affectivity and hazardous alcohol use. Clinicians may benefit from implementing AS reduction strategies with individuals who endorse elevated suicide risk as well as elevated AS cognitive concerns and low AS physical concerns.

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22951336
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PMC4486255
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2012.08.006
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