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Bereaved mothers' and fathers' prolonged grief and psychological health 1 to 5 years after loss-A nationwide study.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-4142-5967
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC. Karolinska institutet.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-8185-781X
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC. Uppsala universitet.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-5523-8126
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Psycho-Oncology, ISSN 1057-9249, E-ISSN 1099-1611, Vol. 28, nr 7, s. 1530-1536Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in prolonged grief, depression, posttraumatic stress, and sleep disturbances in bereaved parents across years since loss (1-5 years) and by gender and to assess potential interactive effects of time since loss and gender on bereavement outcomes.

METHODS: This study examined symptom levels of prolonged grief disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress, and insomnia in bereaved parents. A sample, including 133 mothers and 92 fathers who had lost a child to cancer 1 to 5 years previously, subdivided to five subsamples, one for each year since loss. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to assess differences in symptom levels, related to years since loss, and gender.

RESULTS: Regardless of how many years had passed since the loss, symptom levels of prolonged grief, depression, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and insomnia were elevated in all subsamples. Mothers showed higher symptom levels of prolonged grief, depression, and posttraumatic stress than fathers. However, no significant interaction effects were found between years since loss and gender on any of the symptom levels.

CONCLUSIONS: Cancer-bereaved mothers and fathers are vulnerable to prolonged grief and psychological symptoms up to 5 years after the death of their child. Findings highlight that bereaved parents may need long-term support, and the results deserve further attention in research and clinical care.

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2019. Vol. 28, nr 7, s. 1530-1536
Emneord [en]
PGD, childhood cancer, depression, fathers, insomnia, mothers, pediatric oncology, posttraumatic stress, prolonged grief
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-7665DOI: 10.1002/pon.5112PubMedID: 31108000OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-7665DiVA, id: diva2:1344233
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-08-20 Laget: 2019-08-20 Sist oppdatert: 2020-03-17bibliografisk kontrollert
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2020 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Bereaved parents often experience severe suffering and are at elevated risk for developing grief complications such as prolonged grief and other negative psychological health outcomes. The general aim of this thesis was to investigate symptoms of prolonged grief, depression, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, rumination, and sleep disturbance in parents who had lost a child to cancer 1 to5 years earlier. Attention was also given to the potential impact on the parents’grief of their experiences during the child’s illness, and finally to the parents’ views on their coping with grief. Methods: A cross-sectional design for data collection was used for all four studies in this thesis. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used for data analysis, to provide various and complementing perspectives on bereaved parents’ grief and their psychological health. Results:Bereaved parents’ symptom levels of prolonged grief and psychological symptoms were found to be elevated and neither time- nor gender-dependent across the first five years after the loss. We also found that some of the parents’experiences during their child’s illness were associated with their grief and psychological symptoms. These factors differed for mothers and fathers. Mothers valued trustful relations with health care professionals, while fathers reported better psychological health when they had received support in practical matters. Findings also showed that parents found certain factors facilitated or complicated their coping with grief. Unsurprisingly, social support promoted positive coping with grief, while a less familiar factor – going back to work – could make coping with grief harder. Clinical implications: The findings provide knowledge which can improve the care for children, through development of support to their parents in pediatric oncology contexts and in bereavement.

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Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, 2020. s. 80
Serie
Avhandlingsserie inom området Människan i välfärdssamhället, ISSN 2003-3699 ; 3
Emneord
Bereavement, grief, pediatric oncology, parents, psychological health
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Forskningsprogram
Människan i välfärdssamhället, Palliativ vård
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urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8006 (URN)978-91-985808-3-9 (ISBN)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2020-03-27 Laget: 2020-03-17 Sist oppdatert: 2020-03-27bibliografisk kontrollert

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