Article Title

Predictors of Grief in Bereaved Family Caregivers of Person's with Alzheimer's Disease: A Prospective Study

Journal Title/Source

Death Studies

Publication Date

10-2013

Volume

38

Page Numbers

395-403

Document Type

Journal Article

Department

School of Nursing

Abstract

The purpose of this prospective study was to identify factors in 66 spouses and adult child caregivers of person's with Alzheimer's disease prior to the death that predicted higher levels of grief in bereavement. A hierarchical regression model was tested. Pre-death grief, dysfunctional coping, depression, social support, and decreased positive states of mind explained 54.7% of the variance in post-death grief. Factors that contributed significantly to post-death grief included pre-death grief and depression. Results from this study indicate that risk factors for post-death grief can be predicted prior to the death.

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