Title

The role of grief, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in the use of bereavement services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Abstract

This study examined the role of psychological distress in the use of bereavement services at six months post-loss by 250 bereaved spouses in the Changing Lives of Older Couples study. Approximately 52% (129) used services, commonly provided by physicians and clergy. Hierarchical logistic regression analyses indicated that Black race, higher educational level, elevated depressive symptoms, anxiety, and grief were related to greater service use. Other predisposing, enabling, and need variables were not related to service use. Findings suggest the need for outreach and education with physicians and clergy and the importance of an accessible, comprehensive range of community-based bereavement services. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Name

Death Studies

Volume Number

34

First Page

441

Last Page

458

Issue Number

5

DOI

10.1080/07481181003697746

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