Risk factors and outcomes of bereavement

Grant number: 466669 | Funding period: 2008 - 2009



By identifying if complicated grief risk factors lead to complicated grief after the death of a loved one, early intervention can be targeted to maximize benefit. This study will consult bereaved individuals before and after the death to assess protective and risk factors associated with complicated grief outcomes. Complicated grief is poorly understood, yet research has shown that it is associated with poorer mental and physical health. The findings are expected to be relevant to bereavement services, and have significance locally and abroad.