Depressive mood and its risk factors, and persistent complex bereavement disorder among caregivers who received hospice care: A longitudinal study

Sheng-Yu Fan, Hsiang Ping Chen, Jyh Gang Hsieh

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Abstract

This aims of this longitudinal study were to identify the risk factors of and depressive mood in caregivers who received hospice care 6 months after their patients’ death, and the cutoff pint of the bereavement risk index, as well as, the prevalence of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD). There were 30.28 and 4.59% of caregivers with depressive mood and PCBD, respectively. The risk factors included resistance to the reality of patients’ death, anger, self-blame and guilt, support networks, and coping. The cutoff points of total bereavement risk index and five-item short form were 10/11 and 9/10, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDeath Studies
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Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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