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Poor Psychosocial Well-Being in the First Year-and-a-Half After Losing a Parent to Cancer–A Longitudinal Study Among Young Adults Participating in Support Groups

Lundberg, Tina ; Forinder, Ulla ; Olsson, Mariann ; Fürst, Carl Johan LU ; Årestedt, Kristofer and Alvariza, Anette (2020) In Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care 16(4). p.330-345
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate variations in psychosocial well-being over time among young adults who participated in a support group after the death of a parent from cancer. Fifty-five young adults, aged 16–28 years, completed questionnaires that measured self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction at three time-points during the first year-and-one-half after the loss. Results indicated overall poor psychosocial well-being with few increases in psychological health over the study period, despite access to support and social networks. However, these resources may help to prevent major impairments in the participants’ future lives.

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Bereavement, palliative care, parental death, psychosocial, young adult
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Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care
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16
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4
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16 pages
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Routledge
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  • pmid:33030121
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1552-4256
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10.1080/15524256.2020.1826386
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English
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  author       = {Lundberg, Tina and Forinder, Ulla and Olsson, Mariann and Fürst, Carl Johan and Årestedt, Kristofer and Alvariza, Anette},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {330--345},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care},
  title        = {Poor Psychosocial Well-Being in the First Year-and-a-Half After Losing a Parent to Cancer–A Longitudinal Study Among Young Adults Participating in Support Groups},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2020.1826386},
  doi          = {10.1080/15524256.2020.1826386},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2020},
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