Year: 1979 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.35, no.1, (1979), p.35-45 SIEC No: 19820532

Investigated the effects of preventive intervention that followed the life crisis of sudden death in the family. Two bereaved groups of families (one of which received preventive intervention service) and one non-bereaved group were compared in an outcome design and were assessed for indices of illness, psychosocial disturbance, and general quality of life. The results revealed that sudden death has a 2-stage impact upon family survivors and that subsequent adjustment can be predicted.