Volume 20, Issue 4 (Winter 2015)                   IJPCP 2015, 20(4): 363-371 | Back to browse issues page

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Esmaeilpour K, Bakhshalizadeh Moradi S. The Severity of Grief Reactions Following Death of First-Grade Relatives . IJPCP. 2015; 20 (4) :363-371
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2304-en.html
1- Faculty of Education and Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, IR. Fax: +9844 -33356009 , E-mail: khalil_sma@yahoo.com
2- Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Objectives: The goal of present study was to compare the grief reactions following first-grade relatives’ death (child, spouse, parents, sister and brother) and to examine their reactions with anticipated/unanticipated death of the ceased person. Method: From those who were grived following death of a first-grade relative 180 persons (77 males and 103 females) were selected purposefully. The participants were asked to fill the Grief Experience Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Results: The difference between the effect of anticipated compared with unanticipated grief considering search for explanation (p<0.001), and kinship in some of grief reactions were significant (p<0.001). Grief reactions following the death of a child in components of somatic reaction, search for explanation and feeling of abandonment were more severe than the death of other relatives, and the grief of spouse, in feeling of abandonment, was more severe than the death of siblings or parents. The grief of siblings, in search for explanation, was more  than the grief for death of parents, and to this regard, the grief following the death of mother was higher than the death of father. Conclusion: By explaining the difference in intensity of grief reactions following the death of relatives, the results could have implications for diagnosis and treatment of grief.
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Type of Study: Short Scientific | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2015/06/24 | Accepted: 2015/06/24 | Published: 2015/06/24

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