[Skip to Navigation]
Comment & Response
October 14, 2019

Error in Coding of Questionnaire Scale in Study of Grief in Children and Adolescents

Author Affiliations
  • 1Western Psychiatric Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(12):1318-1319. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.3556

To the Editor On behalf of our coauthors, we are writing to report errors in our article “Grief in Children and Adolescents Bereaved by Sudden Parental Death,” published in the September 2011 issue of JAMA Psychiatry (then Archives of General Psychiatry).1

In the article, we reported on the course of children’s and adolescents’ grief reactions after sudden parental death and the association of those reactions with subsequent psychiatric and functional status. We found that grief reactions abated over time for most children and adolescents bereaved by sudden parental death; however, a subset had increased or prolonged grief reactions, which were associated with an increased risk of functional impairment and depression.

Limit 200 characters
Limit 25 characters
Conflicts of Interest Disclosure

Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.

Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.

Err on the side of full disclosure.

If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.

Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.

Limit 140 characters
Limit 3600 characters or approximately 600 words