A prospective study of risk factors predicting grief intensity following pregnancy loss.

@article{Janssen1997APS,
  title={A prospective study of risk factors predicting grief intensity following pregnancy loss.},
  author={H. J. Marleen Janssen and M C Cuisinier and K P de Graauw and Kees A L Hoogduin},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={56-61}
}
BACKGROUND This prospective longitudinal study investigated which selected person-oriented, social environment, demographic, and pregnancy-related risk factors could best predict women's grief intensity following pregnancy loss. METHOD In a prospective longitudinal study, 2140 pregnant women within 12 weeks' gestation answered a first questionnaire in writing. Of this sample, 227 women experienced an involuntary pregnancy loss and were followed up for a period of 18 months, during which grief… CONTINUE READING