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Adverse outcomes in bereaved mothers: The importance of household income and education


Abstract Intense and enduring psychological distress has been well-documented in numerous studies on bereaved parents including anxious, depressive, and traumatic stress symptoms. A state of poverty is also known to increase the risk of psychological distress in the general population, yet this variable has not yet been sufficiently evaluated in outcomes specifically for bereaved parents. This study is the first to investigate poverty, education, and parental bereavement while examining the relative risk of other variables as informed by the literature. The findings reveal that poverty was the strongest predictor of psychological distress when compared to others factors which have traditionally been considered significant in parental bereavement. Be... (more)
Created Date 2016-12
Contributor Cacciatore, Joanne (ASU author) / Killian, Michael (Author) / Harper, Mairi (Author) / College of Public Service and Community Solutions / School of Social Work
Series SSM - POPULATION HEALTH
Type Text
Extent 6 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.02.009 / ISSN: 2352-8273
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Citation Cacciatore, J., Killian, M., & Harper, M. (2016). Adverse outcomes in bereaved mothers: The importance of household income and education. SSM - Population Health, 2, 117-122. doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.02.009
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