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Death of a close friend: Short and long-term impacts on physical, psychological and social well-being

Liu, Wai-Man; Forbat, Liz; Anderson, Katrina Judith


This paper reports the impact of a major life event–death–on the physical, psychological and social well-being of the deceased’s close friends. We utilised data from a large longitudinal survey covering a period of 14 years (2002–2015) consisting a cohort of 26,515 individuals in Australia, of whom 9,586 had experienced the death of at least one close friend. This longitudinal cohort dataset comprises responses to the SF-36 (health related quality of life measure) and allowed for analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214838
Access Rights: Open Access


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