Traumatic Grief Test
Traumatic grief is the mourning process that occurs when a person with whom we have a relationship passes away as a result of an unexpected and especially bad event. This scale evaluates the severity of the aforementioned traumatic grief reactions. The Traumatic Grief Inventory was developed by Boelen and Smid in 2017.
Below several grief reactions are listed. Please indicate how often you have experienced each reaction in the past month in response to the death of your loved one.
1 - I had intrusive thoughts or images related to the person who died.
2 - I experienced intense emotional pain, sadness, or pangs of grief.
3 - I found myself longing or yearning for the person who died.
4 - I experienced confusion about my role in life or a diminished sense of self.
5 - I had trouble accepting the loss.
6 - I avoided places, objects, or thoughts that reminded me that the person I lost has died.
7 - It was hard for me to trust others.
8 - I felt bitterness or anger related to his/her death.
9 - I felt that that moving on (e.g., making new friends, pursuing new interests) was difficult for me.
10 - I felt emotionally numb.
11 - I felt that life is unfulfilling or meaningless without him/her.
12 - I felt stunned, shocked, or dazed by his/her death.
13 - I noticed significant reduction in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning (e.g., domestic responsibilities) as a result of his/her death.
14 - I had intrusive thoughts and images associated with the circumstances of his/her death.
15 - I experienced difficulty with positive reminiscing about the lost person.
16 - I had negative thoughts about myself in relation to the loss (e.g., thoughts about self-blame)
17 - I had a desire to die in order to be with the deceased.
18 - I felt alone or detached from other individuals.
19 - It felt unreal that he/she is dead.
20 - I put an intense blame on others because of his/her death.
21 - It felt as if a part of me has died along with the deceased.
22 - I had difficulties experiencing positive feelings.