Towards better measurements in bereavement research: order of questions and assessed psychological morbidity.

@article{Hauksdttir2006TowardsBM,
  title={Towards better measurements in bereavement research: order of questions and assessed psychological morbidity.},
  author={Arna Hauksd{\'o}ttir and Gunnar Steineck and Carl Johan F{\"u}rst and Unnur Anna Valdimarsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
The aim of this study was to determine if the order of questions in a study on men who have lost a wife in cancer affects self-assessed measures of psychological morbidity. Data were collected from 76 men who had lost a wife owing to cancer in the breast, ovary or colon in 1999. They were randomly allocated to one of two questionnaires with identical content but varying design. One version began with questions about the wife's disease and ended with the respondent's current wellbeing (morbidity… CONTINUE READING

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