Journal article

A population study of prolonged grief in refugees

RA Bryant, B Edwards, M Creamer, M O'Donnell, D Forbes, KL Felmingham, D Silove, Z Steel, AC McFarlane, M van Hooff, A Nickerson, D Hadzi-Pavlovic

Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Despite the frequency that refugees suffer bereavement, there is a dearth of research into the prevalence and predictors of problematic grief reactions in refugees. To address this gap, this study reports a nationally representative population-based study of refugees to determine the prevalence of probable prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and its associated problems. METHODS: This study recruited participants from the Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) prospective cohort study of refugees admitted to Australia between October 2013 and February 2014. The current data were collected in 2015-2016, and comprised 1767 adults, as well as 411 children of the adult respondents. Adult refu..

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