The course of psychological distress following threatened and actual conjugal bereavement.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We measured multiple dimensions of distress among spouses (N = 440) of patients hospitalized for serious illness or elective surgery and compared the course of distress over 2 years of follow-up among five groups according to whether and when spouses were bereaved. Distress was related to the severity of the patient's illness, the actuality and timing of the bereavement, as well as the gender and age of the respondent.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hays, JC; Kasl, SV; Jacobs, SC

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 917 - 927

PubMed ID

  • 7892360

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-8978

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0033291700029019


  • eng