|Title:||Complicated grief prevalence in adults aged 65 and over – a systematic literature review|
|Project Description:||Bereavement can confront people with the most stressful adaptational challenges of their lifetime. Elderly people (those 65 +) are more likely than any other age group in the UK to experience the loss of a close family member or friend. Bereavement experience and support needs of older adults have been largely neglected due to the assumption that bereavement is “less” problematic in old age than in other life stages. There is increasing awareness that the negative impact of bereavement for older individuals can be greater than for younger adults.
We are conducting a literature review on the prevalence of complicated grief in the elderly to estimate the burden of this disorder in both older age (65-85 years) and older-old age (>85 years) groups. Furthermore, variation in prevalence by sex, geographical variation (UK vs Europe and international studies) and study type (population-based, clinical studies and bereaved sub-population studies) will be explored.
|Start date:||1st July 2017|
|End date:||30th April 2018|
|Contact person:||Dr Pia Thiemann|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
Institute of Public Health
University Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Fax: 01223 762515
|Collaborative:||Dr Stephen Barclay
Dr Brooke Swash
Dr Linda Machin
Dr Annabel Price
|Funding Organisation:||The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust|
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