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ERIC Number: EJ945774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Evaluating a Bereavement Follow-Up Intervention for Grieving Fathers and Their Experiences of Support after the Death of a Child--A Pilot Study
Aho, Anna Liisa; Tarkka, Marja-Terttu; Astedt-Kurki, Paivi; Sorvari, Leena; Kaunonen, Marja
Death Studies, v35 n10 p879-904 2011
This article describes a study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program for bereaved fathers and their experiences of it in a sample of intervention (n = 62) and control (n = 41) fathers. Data were collected by 3 scales: the Hogan Grief Reactions Checklist, a scale for measuring received social support, and a scale for measuring fathers' experiences of the intervention program. Assessment at 6 months after leaving the hospital showed that intervention fathers reported lower grief reaction scores and stronger personal growth. Intervention fathers reported the most emotional support from both health care personnel and peer supporters. The support received was perceived as helpful in coping, and fathers rated the intervention favorably. The findings support the continuation of the intervention. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland