Coronavirus Bereavement Study – Announcement for Participants
The Coronavirus Bereavement Study aims to better understand factors that may be related to bereavement experiences by learning from those who have experienced a loss during the pandemic. Participants will be
asked to complete an online questionnaire that surveys their loss and bereavement experiences, including
how the pandemic interfered with their grieving process, as well as their general background information
(gender, age, health status, and so forth), mood, personality, coping, social engagement, stressors, and
functioning. There are also open-ended responses to questions about their experiences and opportunities for a follow-up phone interview if chosen. Participation in the study is totally voluntary and open to individuals
who are English-speaking, age 55+, and who have experienced the death of a significant other during the
pandemic and have access to a computer or smart phone. The study poses no significant risks, participation
will be anonymous, and all data will be kept secure and confidential. Eventually, this research could
improve our understanding of the factors that contribute to individuals’ bereavement experiences.
Each person will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card for their participation.
This research study is being conducted by Sarah Brown-Adams, M.A., Rachel Czosniak, M.A.,
Alejandra Zamora, M.A, and Richard Zweig, PhD. of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of
Yeshiva University, with approval from the University’s Institutional Review Board.
To participate in the study scan the QR code to the left or visit: www.tinyurl.com/coronabereavement
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 11 September 2023
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