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MAPASIA: MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF PROLONGED GRIEF DISORDER

RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED

An international study of grief and emotional expression in Switzerland, Japan and China

Help us to better understand grief reactions:

We invite you to participate in an intercultural study on grief at the University of Zurich. We are looking for people to complete an online questionnaire from home. This online questionnaire contains questions about your personal bereavement experience as well as your overall physical and mental health.

The loss of a loved one is a common but difficult life experience. Most people are able to manage their loss with time and assistance from others, while others struggle with persistent distress. Serious, long-lasting impairment after the death or loss of a loved one was introduced in the ICD-11 (Diagnostic Manual) as a "Prolonged Grief Disorder."

In view of this new diagnosis, the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich explores the experience of bereavement in detail. The research focus of Dr Clare Killikelly's group is to explore symptoms of grief as well as differences in grief reactions in different cultures.

From the results of the study, a culturally-sensitive online measure will be developed, which should help to better identify and thus better support people experiencing Prolonged Grief.

LINK TO THE STUDY

RECRUITMENT IS NOW CLOSED

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

People who meet the following criteria can participate in the study: ​

  • Swiss, German, Chinese nationality or identity

  • German, Cantonese or Mandarin speaking (*will be available in English soon)

  • Male and Female subjects 18 years or older

  • Ability to provide written informed consent

  • Loss of a loved one (family or friend) at least 6 months prior, and at most 10 years prior

  • Those who have a severe mental health disorder (e.g. Major depression, suicidality, current schizophrenia) or currently in-patient, or currently receiving treatment for grief related symptoms should not participate.

PROCEDURE

The online questionnaire contains questions about your personal bereavement experience and general physical and mental health. This survey will take about 1 hour. You can conveniently complete the survey online from home. We recommend completing the study in one session. If this is not possible, you can always return to the survey and continue where you left off. Use the original link for this. Thank you very much!

CONTACT

Dr. Clare Killikelly

University of Zurich

Binzmühlestrasse 14

Zurich, 8050

Switzerland

c.killikelly@psychologie.uzh.ch

+41 44 635 73 09

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