Social rhythm stability following late-life spousal bereavement: associations with depression and sleep impairment.

@article{Brown1996SocialRS,
  title={Social rhythm stability following late-life spousal bereavement: associations with depression and sleep impairment.},
  author={Lawrence F. Brown and Charles F. Reynolds and Timothy H. Monk and Holly Gwen Prigerson and Mary Amanda Dew and Patricia R. Houck and Sati Mazumdar and Daniel J Buysse and Carolyn C. Hoch and David Jerome Kupfer},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={161-9}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate changes in social rhythm stability and sleep in spousally bereaved subjects (n = 94) and in nonbereaved elderly control subjects (n = 45). Social rhythm stability and activity level were measured with a diary-like instrument, the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM). We observed that spousal bereavement, per se, was not associated with a lower social rhythm stability or activity level except in the presence of a major depressive episode. We also observed an… CONTINUE READING
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