Year: 1978 Source: Communicating Nursing Research, v.11, (1978), p.91-99 SIEC No: 19850097

A comparison study of the effect of sudden death on spouses of suicide & non-suicide victims: 20 spouses in each category were assessed by the HIQ, HSCL, SAS & personal interviews as to physical & mental health & social adjustment. Spouses of suicide victims tended to be younger than those of non-suicides. There was no significant difference between groups in terms of physical or mental health; however the suicide -survivor group demonstrated less satisfactory social adjustment. (NBB)