Death Studies

(The TQCC of Death Studies is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: A brief mental health screener for COVID-19 related anxiety1015
COVID-19 burnout, COVID-19 stress and resilience: Initial psychometric properties of COVID-19 Burnout Scale177
Measuring anxiety related to COVID-19: A Turkish validation study of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale153
COVID-19 severity, self-efficacy, knowledge, preventive behaviors, and mental health in Turkey140
Adaptation and evaluation of Turkish version of the fear of COVID-19 Scale124
The relationship between fear of COVID-19 and mental health problems: A meta-analysis119
Factor analysis of the COVID-19 Perceived Risk Scale: A preliminary study114
Validation of the Korean version of the obsession with COVID-19 scale and the Coronavirus anxiety scale67
Perceived fear of COVID-19 infection according to sex, age and occupational risk using the Brazilian version of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale65
Pandemic Grief Scale: A screening tool for dysfunctional grief due to a COVID-19 loss65
Subjective vitality and loneliness explain how coronavirus anxiety increases rumination among college students53
Suicide risk during the lockdown due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombia52
Social isolation and the mitigation of coronavirus anxiety: The mediating role of meaning50
Circumstances of the death and associated risk factors for severity and impairment of COVID-19 grief50
Risk factors for dysfunctional grief and functional impairment for all causes of death during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of meaning44
Coronaphobia among healthcare professionals in Mexico: A psychometric analysis41
Do fear of COVID-19 and religious coping predict depression, anxiety, and stress among the Arab population during health crisis?38
COVID-19 Phobia in the United States: Validation of the COVID-19 Phobia Scale (C19P-SE)37
Fear of COVID-19 scale: Validity, reliability and factorial invariance in Argentina’s general population36
Culture and grief: Ethnographic perspectives on ritual, relationships and remembering33
COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh and associated psychological problems: An online survey33
Fear of death in the shadow of COVID-19: The mediating role of perceived stress in the relationship between neuroticism and death anxiety33
Are deaths from COVID-19 associated with higher rates of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) than deaths from other causes?30
Fatal prescriptions: Immigration detention, mismedication, and the necropolitics of uncare29
Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: New psychometric evidence for the Spanish version based on CFA and IRT models in a Peruvian sample27
Cross-cultural measurement invariance of the fear of COVID-19 scale in seven Latin American countries27
Factorial validity of the Urdu version of the Obsession with COVID-19 Scale: Preliminary investigation using a university sample in Pakistan26
COVID-19 brings a new urgency for advance care planning: Implications of death education25
Six feet apart or six feet under: The impact of COVID-19 on the Black community24
What do teachers think of death education?20
Validation of the prolonged grief scale (PG-13) and investigation of the prevalence and risk factors of prolonged grief disorder in Turkish bereaved samples19
Work status, death anxiety and psychological distress during COVID-19 pandemic: Implications of the terror management theory18
Border beings. Present absences among migrants in the Spanish enclave of Melilla18
Experiences of grief-bereavement after a medically assisted death in Canada: Bringing death to life16
The existential dimension of the pandemic: Death attitudes, personal worldview, and coronavirus anxiety16
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed dying and grief: Will there be a surge of complicated grief?16
Non-disclosure of suicidal ideation in psychiatric inpatients: Rates and correlates16
Depression and alcohol use disorders as precursors to death by suicide16
Adaptation and evaluation of COVID-19 related Psychological Distress Scale Turkish form15
Adaptation of the Cuban version of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale15
The moderating role of subjective nearness-to-death in the association between health worries and death anxieties from COVID-1915
Living dead: Suspended lives during/after gender violence15
Understanding wellbeing and death obsession of young adults in the context of Coronavirus experiences: Mitigating the effect of mindful awareness15
Developing a death literacy index14
Obsession with Covid-19 in Peruvian police and armed forces: Validation of the obsession with Covid-19 Scale in Spanish using SEM and IRT models14
The value of implementation science in bridging the evidence gap in bereavement care14
Risk factors for suicide in chronic fatigue syndrome14
Prevalence and predictors of prolonged grief symptoms among those bereaved from a drug-related death in a convenience sample of Norwegian parents: A cross-sectional study13
Prevalence and correlates of coronavirus anxiety in Germany: Results of a nationally representative survey13
Effects of bereavement groups–a systematic review and meta-analysis12
Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale in the general Colombian population12
Assistance in dying: A comparative look at legal definitions12
Dimensions of religion and attitudes toward euthanasia12
The fear of the COVID-19 Scale: validation in the Portuguese general population11
Is it possible to find a bifactor structure in the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S)? Psychometric evidence in an Ecuadorian sample11
Social justice and cemetery systems11
Death certificate errors in three teaching hospitals of Zahedan, southeast of Iran11
Grieving the loss of a pet: A qualitative systematic review11
Risk perception, social distancing, and distress during COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the role of online counseling and perceived social support10
Death anxiety and burnout in intensive care unit specialists facing the COVID-19 outbreak: The mediating role of obsession with COVID-19 and coronaphobia10
‘Special death’: Living with bereavement by drug-related death in Ireland10
Do emotion regulation difficulties mediate the association between neuroticism, insecure attachment, and prolonged grief?10
Measuring dysfunctional grief due to a COVID-19 loss: A Turkish validation study of the Pandemic Grief Scale10
Adaptation of the COV19-QoL Scale to Turkish culture: Its psychometric properties in diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals10
Losing a close person following death by sudden cardiac arrest: Bereaved family members’ lived experiences10
Psychache, unmet interpersonal needs, childhood trauma and suicide ideation in young adults10
Complicated grief knowledge, attitudes, skills, and training among mental health professionals: A qualitative exploration10
The experience of divine struggle following child loss: The Case of Israeli bereaved Modern-Orthodox parents9
Mediating role of positivity in the relationship between state anxiety and problematic social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic9
Loss and grief in elderly people: Results from the LIFE-Adult-Study9
Adapting and validating the coronavirus-19 phobia scale (C19P-S) in Korea9
Exploring contemporary forms of aid in dying: An ethnography of euthanasia in Belgium and assisted suicide in Switzerland9
A comparative study of death anxiety and death attitudes in Han and Tibetan ethnic groups9
Challenges in home care at the end stage of dementia: Hospice units vs. home care units. A qualitative study9
Professional quality of life, depression, and meaning in life among helping professionals: The moderating role of self-competence in death work8
Caregiver behaviors and childhood maladaptive grief: Initial validation of the Grief Facilitation Inventory8
The effect of professional education on medical and nursing students’ attitudes toward death8
Who is really at risk? The contribution of death anxiety in suicide risk and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic8
Those left behind: A scoping review of the effects of suicide exposure on veterans, service members, and military families8
Validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Obsession with COVID-19 Scale (BP-OCS) using a large University Sample in Brazil8
Talking about death when a parent with dependent children dies of cancer: A pilot study of the Family Talk Intervention in palliative care7
The stigmatization of suicide: A study of stories told by college students in China7
Social support as a protective factor against the effect of grief reactions on depression for bereaved single older adults7
Psychosocial factors associated with complicated grief in caregivers during COVID-19: Results from a preliminary cross-sectional study7
Unfinished business and self-blaming emotions among those bereaved by a COVID-19 death7
Anxiety and COVID-19: Coronavirus Anxiety Scale scores in medical and non-medical personnel in urban hospitals in Guadalajara. A cross-sectional survey study7
Validating the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in a Colombian sample7
The language of dying: Communication about end-of-life in residential aged care7
Death thoughts predict increased depression for those with low self-worth7
Factors associated with suicidal ideation among medical students during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru: A multicenter study7
Death education’s “period of popularity”: Lessons for contemporary P-12 schools in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic7
Emotion regulation deficits across the spectrum of self-harm7
Turkish Version of the Traumatic Grief Inventory-Self Report (TGI-SR): Validity and reliability7
“Finding a safe space”: A qualitative study of what makes help helpful for adolescents bereaved by suicide7
Methodological weakness of the death-word-fragment task: Alternative implicit death anxiety measures6
When college students grieve: New insights into the effects of loss during emerging adulthood6
Assessment of psychometric characteristics of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders6
Suicidality Among College Students in Spain: Prevalence and Associations With Substance Use, Social Support, and Resilience6
Pregnancy loss experiences of couples in a phenomenological study: Gender differences within the Turkish sociocultural context6
Death education and photovoice at school: A workshop with Italian high school students6
Prolonged grief disorder among bereaved survivors after the 2011 Van Earthquake in Turkey6
Implicit measure of suicidal ideation in patients with depression6
Ethical judgment in assessing requests for medical assistance in dying in Canada and Quebec: What can we learn from other jurisdictions?6
Community-based death preparation and education: A scoping review5
Bereavement in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychometric analysis of the Pandemic Grief Scale-Urdu Version (PGS-UV)5
Young adults’ experiences with loss and grief during COVID-195
Effectiveness of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Lithuania5
The social health domain of people bereaved by a drug-related death and associations with professional help: A cross-sectional study5
Replication analysis of the COVID-19 Worry Scale5
Are unmet needs driving requests for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)? A qualitative study of Canadian MAiD providers5
Digital storytelling: Narrating meaning in bereavement5
Beyond a traumatic loss: The experiences of mourning alone after parental death during COVID-19 pandemic5
Psychometric validation of the French version of the Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale (SIDAS-FR)5
Reasons for living among those with lived experience entering the suicide prevention workforce5
Operationalizing intersectionality as a framework in qualitative grief research5
Immediate bereavement experiences when a parent of dependent children has died of cancer: Funeral directors' perspectives5
Psychometric properties of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in a US college sample5
Forgive but not forget: From self-forgiveness to posttraumatic growth among suicide-loss survivors5
Overwhelming and unjust: A qualitative study of fathers’ experiences of grief following neonatal death5
Assistance in dying: Conditions for international comparison5
Do interpersonal events buffer or worsen depressive and grief related symptoms in people bereaved through suicide?5
Forced and chosen transfers for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) before and during the COVID 19 pandemic: A mixed methods study5
Perception of grief responses: Are maladaptive grief responses and the stages of grief considered normal?5
The Two-Track Model of Dementia Grief and spousal response to illness and death5
The lived experience of bereaved Iranian families with COVID-19 grief4
“Perhaps something of beauty can grow:” experiences of care farming for grief4
Thinking for healing: The role of mentalization deficits as moderator in the link between complicated grief and suicide ideation among suicide-loss survivors4
Posttraumatic growth following a drug-related death: A family perspective4
Grief Impairment Scale: A biopsychosocial measure of grief-related functional impairment4
How we continue bonds with deceased persons: The proximity-seeking behavior scale4
Parents’ religious/spiritual beliefs, practices, changes and needs after pregnancy or neonatal loss—A Danish cross-sectional study4
Slovak adaptation of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale4
French-Canadian validation of the Traumatic Grief Inventory-Self Report (TGI-SR)4
Prolonged grief and posttraumatic growth among middle-aged and older widowed persons: A latent class analysis and testing for the role of social support4
The “men in grief” phenomenon among suicide bereaved Chinese men in Hong Kong4
Predictive factors associated with death depression in women with breast cancer4
Perceptions of ideal grief and continuing bonds: Undergraduate student survey on persistent complex bereavement disorder4
Rebuilding wellbeing: Understanding the role of self-criticism, anger rumination, and death distress after the February 6, 2023, Türkiye Earthquake4
Traumatic experiences and resilience: Associations with mental health, death attitudes, and religion in university students4