Psychological disturbance and service provision in parentally bereaved children : prospective case-control study.
Objectives To identify whether psychiatric disturbance in parentally bereaved children and surviving parents is related to service provision.
Design Prospective case-control study.
Setting Two adjacent outer London health authorities.
Participants 45 bereaved families with children aged 2 to 16 years.
Main outcome measures Psychological disturbance in parentally bereaved children and surviving parents, and statistical associations between sample characteristics and service provision.
Results Parentally bereaved children and surviving parents showed higher than expected levels of psychiatric difficulties.
Boys were more affected than girls, and bereaved mothers had more mental health difficulties than bereaved fathers.
Levels of psychiatric disturbance in children were higher when parents showed probable psychiatric disorder.
Service provision related to the age of the children and the manner of parental death.
Children under 5 years of age were less likely to be offered services than older children even though their parents desired it.
Children were significantly more likely to be offered services when the parent had committed suicide or when the death was expected.
Children least likely to receive service support were those who were not in touch with services before parental death.
Conclusions Service provision was not significantly related to parental wishes or to level of psychiatric disturbance in parents or children. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Enfant, Homme, Sexe, Deuil, Parent, Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Etude cas témoin, Etude familiale, Soin, Support social, Recommandation, Soin santé primaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Child, Human, Sex, Mourning, Parent, United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Case control study, Family study, Care, Social support, Recommendation, Primary health care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0404956
Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 22/03/2000.