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dc.contributor.authorBreen, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorMancini, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sherman
dc.contributor.authorPappalardo, Emily
dc.contributor.authorNeimeyer, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T07:02:26Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T07:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationBreen, L. and Mancini, V. and Lee, S. and Pappalardo, E. and Neimeyer, R. 2021. Risk factors for dysfunctional grief and functional impairment for all causes of death during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of meaning. DEATH STUDIES.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/85549
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07481187.2021.1974666
dc.description.abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with significant social changes due to legislative and public health requirements, has changed the way in which people experience grief. We examined whether dysfunctional grief symptoms, disrupted meaning, risk factors, and functional impairment differed between people bereaved from COVID-19 and from other natural or violent causes in this same period. A sample of 409 participants (67.73% male; M = 37.54 years) completed an online survey in June 2021. There were no statistically significant differences between the three groups on any of the outcome variables; all three groups manifested clinical levels of functional impairment equal to or greater than bereaved groups diagnosed with complicated or prolonged grief disorder prior to the pandemic. Disrupted meaning partially mediated the relationship between risk factors on the one hand and functional impairment and dysfunctional grief symptoms on the other. Findings indicate that deaths during COVID-19, rather than deaths from COVID-19, may precipitate symptoms of significant clinical concern.

dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.titleRisk factors for dysfunctional grief and functional impairment for all causes of death during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of meaning
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.issn0748-1187
dcterms.source.titleDEATH STUDIES
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T07:02:26Z
curtin.departmentCurtin School of Population Health
curtin.accessStatusIn process
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidBreen, Lauren [0000-0002-0463-0363]
curtin.contributor.researcheridBreen, Lauren [B-8746-2013]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridBreen, Lauren [22633437500]


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