Dolores Gallagher Thompson

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  • Factorial Validity of the Texas Revised Inventory of Grief-Present Scale Among Bereaved Older Adults PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Futterman, A., Holland, J. M., Brown, P. J., Thompson, L. W., Gallagher-Thompson, D. 2010; 22 (3): 675-687


    The Texas Revised Inventory of Grief-Present scale (TRIG-Present) is one of the most widely used grief measures; however, researchers have only empirically examined the validity and underlying factor structure of TRIG-Present scores in a few studies. Hence, in the present investigation, we sought to examine the factorial validity of the TRIG-Present (those scores that index current grief) among 2 samples of bereaved older adults--a community-dwelling sample of 162 individuals who experienced a diverse set of losses in terms of relationship to the deceased and time since loss, and a recently widowed sample of 212 individuals who were assessed at 2-months and 12-months postloss. Across both samples, we found support for a 3-factor model, composed of clusters of items representing Emotional Response, Thoughts, and Nonacceptance regarding a loss. Additionally, this 3-factor model exhibited significant invariance from 2-months to 12-months postloss in the recently widowed sample. Analyses examining the convergent validity of these 3 factors also suggest that this conceptualization of the TRIG-Present could have practical advantages and potentially influence the way in which clinicians and/or researchers assess grief and evaluate bereavement interventions.

    View details for DOI 10.1037/a0019914

    View details for Web of Science ID 000281588600020

    View details for PubMedID 20822280

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