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 - Sep 10 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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