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Bereavement hallucinations after the loss of a spouse: Associations with psychopathological measures, personality and coping style

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Bereavement hallucinations after the loss of a spouse : Associations with psychopathological measures, personality and coping style. / Kamp, Karina Stengaard; O’Connor, Maja; Spindler, Helle; Moskowitz, Andrew.

In: Death Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2019, p. 260-269.

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title = "Bereavement hallucinations after the loss of a spouse: Associations with psychopathological measures, personality and coping style",
abstract = "Bereavement hallucinations (BHs) were assessed in 175 conjugally bereaved participants 4 years post loss, to explore whether BHs were: (a) associated with psychological distress and (b) predicted by sociodemographic variables, personality and/or coping style. Participants with BHs scored significantly higher than those without BHs on prolonged grief, post-traumatic stress, depression symptoms, and emotional loneliness. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed avoidant coping, openness to experience, and length of marriage to significantly predict BHs, while detached coping was negatively associated with BHs. This study suggests that BHs may be an indicator of psychological distress in bereavement.",
author = "Kamp, {Karina Stengaard} and Maja O’Connor and Helle Spindler and Andrew Moskowitz",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1080/07481187.2018.1458759",
language = "English",
volume = "43",
pages = "260--269",
journal = "Death Studies",
issn = "0748-1187",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

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T1 - Bereavement hallucinations after the loss of a spouse

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AU - Kamp, Karina Stengaard

AU - O’Connor, Maja

AU - Spindler, Helle

AU - Moskowitz, Andrew

PY - 2019

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N2 - Bereavement hallucinations (BHs) were assessed in 175 conjugally bereaved participants 4 years post loss, to explore whether BHs were: (a) associated with psychological distress and (b) predicted by sociodemographic variables, personality and/or coping style. Participants with BHs scored significantly higher than those without BHs on prolonged grief, post-traumatic stress, depression symptoms, and emotional loneliness. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed avoidant coping, openness to experience, and length of marriage to significantly predict BHs, while detached coping was negatively associated with BHs. This study suggests that BHs may be an indicator of psychological distress in bereavement.

AB - Bereavement hallucinations (BHs) were assessed in 175 conjugally bereaved participants 4 years post loss, to explore whether BHs were: (a) associated with psychological distress and (b) predicted by sociodemographic variables, personality and/or coping style. Participants with BHs scored significantly higher than those without BHs on prolonged grief, post-traumatic stress, depression symptoms, and emotional loneliness. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed avoidant coping, openness to experience, and length of marriage to significantly predict BHs, while detached coping was negatively associated with BHs. This study suggests that BHs may be an indicator of psychological distress in bereavement.

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DO - 10.1080/07481187.2018.1458759

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EP - 269

JO - Death Studies

JF - Death Studies

SN - 0748-1187

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