Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Predictors of complicated grief: A systematic review of empirical studies

Lobb, Elizabeth A; Kristjanson, Linda J; Aoun, Samar M; Monterosso, Leanne; Halkett, Georgia K B; Davies, Anna


A systematic review of the literature on predictors of complicated grief (CG) was undertaken with the aim of clarifying the current knowledge and to inform future planning and work in CG following bereavement. Predictors of CG prior to the death include previous loss, exposure to trauma, a previous psychiatric history, attachment style, and the relationship to the deceased. Factors associated with the death include violent death, the quality of the caregiving or dying experience, close kinship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Death Studies
DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2010.496686


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Lobb_Predictors_of_complicated_2010.pdf144.8 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator