Bereavement stress and coping among older adults: expectations versus the actual experience

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Nursing
Creator Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.
Title Bereavement stress and coping among older adults: expectations versus the actual experience
Date 1992
Description This investigation compared the stress and coping levels of 108 older adults who recently lost their spouse with expectations of stress and coping reported by eighty-five matched nonbereaved controls. While the bereaved reported moderately high stress levels over two years, their stress scores were lower and their coping scores were higher than what the nonbereaved anticipated their levels would be if their spouse died. The findings are consistent with evidence that is beginning to emerge in bereavement literature that demonstrates resiliency on the part of those who have suffered a loss and that the ability to cope with the loss is often underestimated.
Type Text
Publisher Baywood Publishing Co.
Volume 25
Issue 1
First Page 33
Last Page 45
Subject Coping; Bereavement stress; Spousal bereavement
Subject LCSH Bereavement; Bereavement -- Psychological aspects; Bereavement in old age; Adjustment (Psychology); Widows; Widowers
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Caserta, M. S., & Lund, D. A. (1992). Bereavement stress and coping among older adults: expectations versus the actual experience. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 25(1), 33-45.
Rights Management (c)Baywood Publishing Company
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 705167
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6c25dt7
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