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Article: Resilience and vulnerability: Prolonged Grief in the bereaved spouses of marital partners who died of AIDS

TitleResilience and vulnerability: Prolonged Grief in the bereaved spouses of marital partners who died of AIDS
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540121.html
Citation
AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 2016, v. 28 n. 4, p. 441-444 How to Cite?
AbstractSpousal bereavement is closely linked to prolonged grief, that is, significant adjustment symptoms that last for more than six months after the loss. This article focused on potential risk and protective factors that may influence bereavement outcomes. Participants in this study were surviving spouses of individuals who died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). These participants were themselves living with human immunodeficiency syndrome. In this cross-sectional study, 120 bereaved participants completed measures of grief, quality of dying and death of the deceased, negative conceptions of death resulting from AIDS, death attitudes, and personal resilience. The results showed that one-third (35.0%) of the bereaved participants reported grief levels above the prolonged grief cut-off scores, and can be categorized as the “prolonged grief” group. Although quality of dying and death was not associated with the intensity of grief, negative conceptions of death from AIDS, fear of death and resilience independently predicted grief symptoms in the regression models. Our findings provide insight into the grief process for the surviving spouse of AIDS victims in rural China. Since resilience is malleable, developing resilience interventions to enhance adjustment to bereavement may be a promising direction in grief counselling and therapies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234812
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.902
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.155

 

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dc.contributor.authorYu, NX-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J-
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SM-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T13:49:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T13:49:25Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 2016, v. 28 n. 4, p. 441-444-
dc.identifier.issn0954-0121-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234812-
dc.description.abstractSpousal bereavement is closely linked to prolonged grief, that is, significant adjustment symptoms that last for more than six months after the loss. This article focused on potential risk and protective factors that may influence bereavement outcomes. Participants in this study were surviving spouses of individuals who died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). These participants were themselves living with human immunodeficiency syndrome. In this cross-sectional study, 120 bereaved participants completed measures of grief, quality of dying and death of the deceased, negative conceptions of death resulting from AIDS, death attitudes, and personal resilience. The results showed that one-third (35.0%) of the bereaved participants reported grief levels above the prolonged grief cut-off scores, and can be categorized as the “prolonged grief” group. Although quality of dying and death was not associated with the intensity of grief, negative conceptions of death from AIDS, fear of death and resilience independently predicted grief symptoms in the regression models. Our findings provide insight into the grief process for the surviving spouse of AIDS victims in rural China. Since resilience is malleable, developing resilience interventions to enhance adjustment to bereavement may be a promising direction in grief counselling and therapies.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540121.html-
dc.relation.ispartofAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV on 17 Nov 2015, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540121.2015.1112354-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleResilience and vulnerability: Prolonged Grief in the bereaved spouses of marital partners who died of AIDS-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540121.2015.1112354-
dc.identifier.pmid26573556-
dc.identifier.hkuros269634-
dc.identifier.volume28-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage441-
dc.identifier.epage444-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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