Honesty in reporting suicidal ideations and behaviors in Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and dementias

International Journal of Clinical Trials

To ensure patient safety, it’s important to consider the needs, abilities and propensity for honesty in reporting suicidal ideations and behaviors (SIB) among populations with compromised cognitive abilities.

This paper reviews the results of a survey  that suggests patients with cognitive conditions may be more likely to report SIB truthfully using electronic self-report than during a clinical face to face interview, but that either form of reporting is an effective methodology for obtaining honest responses about SIB.