Prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress in bereaved children: A latent class analysis.

@article{Boelen2017ProlongedGA,
  title={Prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress in bereaved children: A latent class analysis.},
  author={Paul A Boelen and Mariken Spuij and Albert H. A. Reijntjes},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2017},
  volume={258},
  pages={
          518-524
        }
}
Few studies have yet examined subgroups among children (aged 8-18) confronted with the death of a close loved one, characterized by different profiles of symptoms of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and symptoms of bereavement-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study sought to identify such subgroups and socio-demographic and loss-related variables associated with subgroup membership. We used data from 332 children, most of whom (> 80%) were confronted with the death of a parent… CONTINUE READING