Psychosocial health outcomes for family caregivers following the first year of bereavement Journal Article


Authors: Masterson, M. P.; Hurley, K. E.; Zaider, T.; Corner, G.; Schuler, T.; Kissane, D. W.
Article Title: Psychosocial health outcomes for family caregivers following the first year of bereavement
Abstract: The authors examined psychosocial outcomes following the first year of bereavement, for 51 family caregivers, including both spouses and offspring. Researchers assessed caregivers during palliative care and again during the second year of bereavement, for social functioning, depression, and distress. For all family caregivers, only depression scores declined significantly between T1 and T2 (p < 0.05). Caregiver relationship and gender did not make a difference in recovery. Results demonstrate that poor psychosocial health outcomes exist beyond the first year of bereavement. Early identification of these caregivers is necessary to provide mental health professionals the opportunity to intervene proactively. © 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal Title: Death Studies
Volume: 39
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0748-1187
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 573
End Page: 578
Language: English
DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.985406
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 25651502
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 7 January 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Karen E Hurley
    45 Hurley
  2. Talia I Zaider
    55 Zaider
  3. Geoffrey Winston Corner
    19 Corner
  4. Tammy Ann Schuler
    27 Schuler