Validation of the prolonged grief scale (PG-13) and investigation of the prevalence and risk factors of prolonged grief disorder in Turkish bereaved samples

İŞIKLI S., Keser E., Prigerson H. G., Maciejewski P. K.

DEATH STUDIES, vol.46, no.3, pp.628-638, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1745955
  • Journal Name: DEATH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.628-638
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to validate the Turkish version of the Prolonged Grief Scale (PG-13) and to determine the prevalence and predictors of prolonged grief disorder (PGD). Data were gathered from two independent samples of 306 (Study 1) and 271 (Study 2) bereaved adults to determine if findings in one sample could be replicated in the other. The results supported the one-factor structure of PG-13. PGD prevalence rates were 11.4% in Study 1 and 10% in Study 2. Lower level meaning reconstruction and unnatural cause of death were found as risk factors for the PGD diagnosis in both studies.