The bereavement response : a cluster analysis
Middleton, Warwick, Burnett, Paul C., Raphael, Beverley, & Martinek, Nada (1996) The bereavement response : a cluster analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 169(2), pp. 167-171.
BACKGROUND: Literature and clinical experience suggest that some people experience atypical, complicated or pathological bereavement reactions in response to a major loss. METHOD: Three groups of community-based bereaved subjects--spouses (n = 44), adult children (n = 40), and parents (n = 36)--were followed up four times in the 13 months after a loss. A 17-item scale of core bereavement times was developed and used to investigate the intensity of the bereavement response over time. RESULTS: Cluster analysis revealed a pattern of bereavement-related symptoms approximating a syndrome of chronic grief in 11 (9.2%) of the 120 subjects. None of the respondents displayed a pattern consistent with delayed or absent grief. CONCLUSIONS: In a non-clinical community sample of bereaved people, delayed or absent grief is infrequently seen, unlike chronic grief, which is demonstrated in a minority.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Bereavement, Response, Spouses, Adult-Children, Parents|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1996 Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2009 08:18|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:00|
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