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Parent's TEARS

Title: A Parent's TEARS: Primary Results from the Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study.
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Name(s): Cacciatore, Joanne, author
Lacasse, Jeffrey R., author
Lietz, Cynthia A., author
McPherson, Jane, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined health/mental health status, family functioning, and resiliency among a sample of bereaved parents (N = 503). Participants were recruited from an on-line support community to complete an on-line survey instrument (response rate = 51.75%). The questionnaire contained an array of self-report instruments, such as the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 (HSCL-25), the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R), and the Family Assessment Device (FAD), as well as open-ended questions. Many respondents scored over the clinical cut-off for the HSCL-25 (51.3%, n = 258) and IES-R (42.3%, n = 213). IES-R scores were negatively correlated with years-since loss (r = -0.24, p < .05). In narrative responses, participants described a wide range of deeply impactful mental and physical health problems. The results indicate significant clinical distress in this sample of bereaved parents, with many reporting enduring psychological, familial, and health consequences following the of a child.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0069 (IID), 10.2190/OM.68.3.a (DOI)
Keywords: bereaved parents, infant death, child death, trauma, stillbirth, grief, bereavement, trauma, TEARS, DSM, mental disorder
Note: This is the peer-reviewed author's manuscript as accepted by Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying. The final published version of record is available at http://ome.sagepub.com/content/68/3/183.full.pdf+html'>http://ome.sagepub.com/content/68/3/183.full.pdf+html">http://ome.sagepub.com/content/68/3/183.full.pdf+html
Citation: Cacciatore, J., Lacasse, J.R., Lietz, C.A., & McPherson, J. (2014). A parent's TEARS: Primary results from the Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study (TEARS). Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 68(3), 183-205. doi:10.2190/OM.68.3.a
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/OM.68.3.a
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0069
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: A Parent's TEARS: Primary Results from the Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study.
Issue: 3, 68

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Cacciatore, J., Lacasse, J. R., Lietz, C. A., & McPherson, J. (2014). A Parent's TEARS: Primary Results from the Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study. Parent's Tears. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/OM.68.3.a