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Parental death in young adults with divorced compared to non-divorced parents: The effect on prolonged grief and mental health

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  • Jette Marcussen, c School of Nursing, University College Lillebaelt , Odense , Denmark., University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
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  • Lise Hounsgaard, a OPEN-Open Patient data Explorative Network, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark , Odense , Denmark., b Health Science Research Center, University College Lillebaelt , Odense , Denmark., d Center for Psychiatric Nursing and Health, Research Institute of Regional Research, University of Southern Denmark , Odense , Denmark., e Institute for Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Greenland , Nuuk , Greenland.
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  • Maja O'Connor
  • Sören Möller, a OPEN-Open Patient data Explorative Network, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark , Odense , Denmark., Danmark
  • Rhonda Wilson, g School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra , Canberra , Australia.
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  • Frode Thuen, h Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Bergen University College , Bergen , Norway.

This cross-sectional survey compares the risk of mental health problems like poor well-being, complicated and prolonged grief, and mental disorders between young adults experiencing a divorced or non-divorced parent's death. 190 participants were recruited from Facebook via the Danish National Center for Grief. Well-being was measured using WHO-5, prolonged grief using PG-13 and complicated grief using BGQ, and common mental disorders using CMDQ. Findings confirmed deleterious effects on mental health in young adults experiencing parental death, but higher risk, when losing a divorced parent compared to a non-divorced parent, was associated to prolonged grief, complicated grief, bodily distress syndrome, and alcohol misuse.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDeath Studies
Sider (fra-til)1-14
Antal sider14
ISSN0748-1187
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 10 aug. 2019

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