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ERIC Number: EJ880234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
The Role of Grief, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms in the Use of Bereavement Services
Bergman, Elizabeth J.; Haley, William E.; Small, Brent J.
Death Studies, v34 n5 p441-458 2010
This study examined the role of psychological distress in the use of bereavement services at six months post-loss by 250 bereaved spouses in the Changing Lives of Older Couples study. Approximately 52% (129) used services, commonly provided by physicians and clergy. Hierarchical logistic regression analyses indicated that Black race, higher educational level, elevated depressive symptoms, anxiety, and grief were related to greater service use. Other predisposing, enabling, and need variables were not related to service use. Findings suggest the need for outreach and education with physicians and clergy and the importance of an accessible, comprehensive range of community-based bereavement services. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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