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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Adverse outcomes in bereaved mothers: The importance of household income and education
Author(s): Cacciatore, Joanne
Killian, Michael
Harper, Mairi
Keywords: Poverty
Deprivation
Bereavement
Trauma
Grief
Anxiety
Depression
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Citation: Cacciatore J, Killian M & Harper M (2016) Adverse outcomes in bereaved mothers: The importance of household income and education. SSM - Population Health, 2, pp. 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.02.009
Abstract: Intense and enduring psychological distress has been well-documented in numerous studies on bereaved parents including anxious, depressive, and traumatic stress symptoms. A state of poverty is also known to increase the risk of psychological distress in the general population, yet this variable has not yet been sufficiently evaluated in outcomes specifically for bereaved parents. This study is the first to investigate poverty, education, and parental bereavement while examining the relative risk of other variables as informed by the literature. The findings reveal that poverty was the strongest predictor of psychological distress when compared to others factors which have traditionally been considered significant in parental bereavement. Bereaved parents living in poverty may be less likely to seek support and have fewer available resources. Practice and policy implications are discussed.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.02.009
Rights: Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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