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Traumatic Grief Assessment of Loss in Europe (TALE)

The loss of a significant other is a painful experience that almost anyone will encounter throughout life. Feelings such as sadness and intense yearning are a frequent consequence, but also sleep and concentration problems can occur. Most people adjust well over time. About 10% nevertheless, exhibit high degrees of distress in relation to their grief for longer than a year.

Aim of the TALE-study is to learn more about the emotional consequences of the loss of a significant other by means of a telephone interview. We are interested to learn who has a particular risk for the development of prolonged grief disorder and to examine in how far prolonged grief differs from other disorders such as depression or posttraumatic stress disorder. With the results we hope to better identify those affected by prolonged grief and to find approaches on how bereaved persons can be supported in a better way. The study is carried out in cooperation with the University of Groningen and the University of Utrecht


Have you lost a significant other (partner, family member, friend) and would like to participate in the study?


You can participate in this study if you are at least 18 years old and your significant died at least 6 months ago. Participation is also possible if the loss happened a longer time ago or you are currently experience little or no grief reaction.


To register: https://bit.ly/2QuLcLo

contact person

Dr. Carina Heeke