Social support, life events, and stress as modifiers of adjustment to bereavement by older adults.

@article{Norris1990SocialSL,
  title={Social support, life events, and stress as modifiers of adjustment to bereavement by older adults.},
  author={Fran H. Norris and Stanley A Murrell},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1990},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={429-36}
}
As part of a larger panel study, interviews were obtained from 3 samples of older adults: 45 persons who had recently lost a spouse, 40 who had lost a parent or child, and 45 who were not bereaved. Assessments were conducted before and after the deaths. In the widowed sample, health remained quite stable, but depression increased sharply, then remained elevated. Changes were minimal in the sample who had lost a parent or child and in the nonbereaved sample. Multiple regression procedures were… CONTINUE READING