What is it about?

Few studies have compared the impact of different familial losses on life satisfaction (LS). Furthermore, there is a lack of research on the effect of having lost both a child and a spouse among older adults. The first aim was to compare the effects of child or spouse or both child and spouse bereavement on LS and, the second aim, to investigate if there were gender differences within the bereaved groups

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Bereaved older adults have somewhat lower LS than non-bereaved and bereaved men seem more affected than bereaved women. Future research needs to address older men´s experiences after the loss of a loved one.

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This page is a summary of: Effects on life satisfaction of older adults after child and spouse bereavement, Aging & Mental Health, January 2016, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1135874.
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