The presence and predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers from a bereavement support organization

Title

The presence and predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers from a bereavement support organization

Creator

McSpedden M; Mullan B; Sharpe L; Breen LJ; Lobb EA

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2017

Subject

Bereavement; Grief; Adult; bereavement; Female; Grief; Humans; Middle Aged; Mothers/ psychology; Perinatal Death; Young Adult

Description

The present study investigated the presence and possible predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers (N = 121) up to 5 years postbereavement. The presence of complicated grief scores in the clinical range was 12.4%, which is higher than in many other bereaved populations, and the presence of other living children may protect against the development of complicated grief symptoms. The majority of the women were able to negotiate a perinatal loss without developing complicated grief; however, there remains an important group of women who up to 5 years later score in the clinical range for complicated grief symptoms.

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Citation List Month

February 2018 List

Collection

Citation

McSpedden M; Mullan B; Sharpe L; Breen LJ; Lobb EA, “The presence and predictors of complicated grief symptoms in perinatally bereaved mothers from a bereavement support organization,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11262.

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