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Inventory of complicated grief: A scale to measure maladaptive symptoms of loss
Certain symptoms of grief have been shown (a) to be distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety, and (b) to predict long-term functional impairments. We termed these symptoms ofExpand
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Prolonged Grief Disorder: Psychometric Validation of Criteria Proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11
Holly Prigerson and colleagues tested the psychometric validity of criteria for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) to enhance the detection and care of bereaved individuals at heightened risk ofExpand
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Complicated grief and bereavement-related depression as distinct disorders: preliminary empirical validation in elderly bereaved spouses.
OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine whether a set of symptoms interpreted as complicated grief could be identified and distinguished from bereavement-related depression and whether the presenceExpand
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Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment.
CONTEXT Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concernExpand
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Consensus criteria for traumatic grief. A preliminary empirical test.
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that symptoms of traumatic grief constitute a distinct syndrome worthy of diagnosis. AIMS A consensus conference aimed to develop and test a criteria set for traumaticExpand
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Traumatic grief as a risk factor for mental and physical morbidity.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to confirm and extend the authors' previous work indicating that symptoms of traumatic grief are predictors of future physical and mental health outcomes. METHODExpand
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Religious coping is associated with the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer.
BACKGROUND For patients confronting a life-threatening illness such as advanced cancer, religious coping can be an important factor influencing their quality of life (QOL). OBJECTIVE The study'sExpand
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Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life.
PURPOSE Religion and spirituality play a role in coping with illness for many cancer patients. This study examined religiousness and spiritual support in advanced cancer patients of diverseExpand
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The clinical course of advanced dementia.
BACKGROUND Dementia is a leading cause of death in the United States but is underrecognized as a terminal illness. The clinical course of nursing home residents with advanced dementia has not beenExpand
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