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Evaluation of the CHUMS child bereavement group programme: A pilot study examining statistical and clinical change

Citation
Siddaway A, Wood AM, Schulz J & Trickey D (2015) Evaluation of the CHUMS child bereavement group programme: A pilot study examining statistical and clinical change. Death Studies, 39 (2), pp. 99-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.913085

Abstract
This article describes the largest evaluation of a UK child bereavement service to date. Change was assessed using conventional statistical tests as well as clinical significance methodology. Consistent with the fact that the intervention was offered on a universal, preventative basis, bereaved young people experienced a statistically significant, small to medium-sized decrease in symptoms over time. This change was equivalent across child age and gender. Type of bereavement had a slight impact on change when rated by parents. Potential clinical implications are highlighted, and various limitations are discussed that we hope to address using an experimental design in future research.

Journal
Death Studies: Volume 39, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Siddaway, Andrew; Wood, Alex M; Schulz, Joerg; Trickey, David
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online25/08/2014
Date accepted by journal17/03/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0748-1187
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