Measurement of Risk Factors Associated With bereavement Severity and Deterioration by COVID-19: A Spanish Validation Study of the Pandemic Grief Risk Factors

Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Sherman A. Lee, Lindsey W. Vilca, Carlos Carbajal-León, Mario Reyes-Bossio, Mariel Delgado-Campusano, Miguel Gallegos, Renzo Carranza Esteban, Martin Noe-Grijalva

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Abstract

The present study translated and evaluated the psychometric evidence of the Pandemic Grief Risk Factors (PGRF) in a sample of 363 people from the general population of Peru who suffered the death of a loved one by COVID-19 (63-4% women and 36.6% men, where 78.5% were between 18 and 29 years old). The findings indicated that the PGRF is a unidimensional and reliable measure. The PGRF items can differentiate between individuals with different levels of risk factors and thus cover a wide range of the latent construct. Also, a greater sense of distress for each of the risk factors for pandemic grief is necessary to answer the higher response categories. Risk factors significantly and positively predict COVID-19-associated dysfunctional grief. The results indicated that the PGRF in Spanish is a measure with adequate psychometric properties to measure risk factors for pandemic grief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)003022282211249
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • pandemic grief
  • risk factors
  • unidimensional
  • validity

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