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dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairi
dc.contributor.authorde Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:42:53Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:42:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019504
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/369055
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The pilot study were (1) to test the technical and administrative feasibility of a full-scale study, including recruitment process, response and retention rate, questionnaire design for an investigation to improve understanding of the suicide bereavement processes compared with bereavement by sudden deaths and (2) to present the differences and changes in the main outcomes—grief reactions of close relatives exposed to suicide and sudden death over 2 years. Design: A longitudinal prospective study comparing bereavement by suicide to other types of sudden deaths over time (6, 12 and 24 months). Setting: Queensland, Australia. Participants: 25 suicide-bereaved and 15 sudden-death-bereaved persons. Outcome measures: Grief reactions (measured with the Grief Experience Questionnaire). Results: The response rate was 52.1% in the suicide bereaved and 45.5% in the sudden-death group. There was a small number of dropouts, with the retention rate over 85% for both groups. Linear mixed modelling for repeated measures showed a significant group effect (higher in suicide bereaved) for total grief, responsibility, rejection and unique reactions. A significant time effect (reduction) was measured for total grief, somatic reactions, general grief reactions and search for explanation. One significant time and group interaction was measured; rejection showed a decline in suicide and an increase in sudden-death bereaved. Conclusions: The pilot study presented the appropriateness of the study methodology. This type of study has implications for counselling and treating people bereaved by suicide and for designing postvention activities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
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dc.relation.ispartofpageto7
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMJ Open
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.titleSuicide bereavement: piloting a longitudinal study in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.rights.copyright© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorKolves, Kairi


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