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Bereavement and the Impact of Event Scale (IES)

For my research proposal I will be using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised as one of my measures to understand psychological stress in the bereaved.  In the research paper by Pennebaker, Mayne, and Francis (1997) “Linguistic Predictors of Adaptive Bereavement” the Impact of Event Scale is just one of the measurements used to understand grief in people who have lost their partners to HIV/AIDS.  The scale helps to understand how a recent relatively traumatic event is affecting an individual’s day to day functioning in their everyday life, emotions, and thoughts.