Standardization of the International prolonged grief disorder scale

Donya Neysi, Abazar Cheraghi, Andreas Maercker


The upcoming plan for the standardization (validity and reliability) of the International Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale is in the form of an exploratory survey research, and in terms of its purpose, it is among applied research. Therefore, it is designed and implemented in order to identify the people who are involved in corona-related mourning. The instrument used in this research is the International Scale of Prolonged Grief Disorder, whose guidelines and scoring are previously formulated. Prolonged Grief disorder has not been investigated in Iran so far, and in this research, we intend to standardize this tool, as well as evaluate the generalizability of its culture supplements questions (originally developed for Europe) and adapt it to the cultural factors of our society. The results indicate that the Persian form of the International Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale has good validity and reliability, and its results can be generalized to different strata of society. The use of this questionnaire is recommended to specialists and counselors to diagnose Prolonged grief disorder.

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