Couples at risk following the death of their child: predictors of grief versus depression

Title

Couples at risk following the death of their child: predictors of grief versus depression

Creator

Wijngaards-de ML; Stroebe M; Schut H; Stroebe W; van den Bout J; van der Heijden P; Dijkstra I

Publisher

Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology

Date

2005

Subject

Humans; Adult; Parents; Aged; Middle Aged; Attitude to Death; Death; Risk Factors; Time Factors; Depression; Family Characteristics; bereavement; Depression/psychology; Couples

Description

This longitudinal study examined the relative impact of major variables for predicting adjustment (in terms of both grief and depression) among bereaved parents following the death of their child. Couples (N = 219) participated 6, 13, and 20 months postloss. Use of multilevel regression analyses enabled assessment of the impact of several predictors and facilitated analysis of factors that were either shared by parents or individual. Grief was predicted mainly by shared parent factors: child's age, cause and unexpectedness of death, and number of remaining children. By contrast, depression was predicted by individual parent factors: gender, religious affiliation, and professional help seeking. Theoretical implications of these findings are discussed.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

617-623

Issue

4

Volume

73

Citation

Wijngaards-de ML; Stroebe M; Schut H; Stroebe W; van den Bout J; van der Heijden P; Dijkstra I, “Couples at risk following the death of their child: predictors of grief versus depression,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 17, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13637.

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