Effects of support groups on post traumatic stress responses in women experiencing stillbirth

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    Abstract

    This research study explores the effects of support groups on traumatic stress responses of women experiencing stillbirth. Women (N = 47) responded to a mixed method questionnaire. Quantitative results utilizzing the Impact of Event Scale Revised demonstrate that women who attend support group, when controlling for time, had fewer post traumatic stress symptoms than did the wor aen who did not attend support group Qualitative results elucidate the role of support groups in managing grief, suggesting that connectivity with other like women may be a useful strategy in reducing problematic psychological outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)71-90
    Number of pages20
    JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
    Volume55
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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