Selah: A Mixed Methods Investigation of the Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Retreat on Parents Mourning a Child
|Abstract||A child’s death evokes intense and long-lasting grief in parents. However, few interventions exist to address the needs of this population. This mixed methods project used secondary data to evaluate the impact of a four-day, grief-focused mindfulness-based retreat on bereaved parents.
A quasi-experimental design with two nonequivalent groups (intervention group n = 25, comparison group n = 41) and three observations (pretest and two posttests) was used. Mixed-model repeated-measures analyses of variance were used to assess change over time for the intervention group and relative to a no-intervention comparison group. Outcome measures were depressive and anxious responses, measured by the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25); trauma resp... (more)
|Contributor||Thieleman, Kara (Author) / Cacciatore, Joanne (Advisor) / Segal, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Hodge, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Social work / Psychology / bereaved parents / death of child / grief / intervention / mindfulness / trauma|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|