Initial Reliability and Validity of the Parent Anticipatory Loss Scale
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Expanded healthy life span is a global phenomenon. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Global average life expectancy increased by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the fastest increase since the 1960s” (WHO, 2018). There is limited research regarding healthy, aging adults as expanded healthy life span is a relatively new phenomenon. Anticipatory loss for a healthy, aging parent is an emerging concept. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, worry, and gratitude that non-caregiving adult children have for their parents (Kartoz & Wells, 2017). There is no instrument to measure anticipatory loss. The goal of this research was to establish initial reliability validity of the Parent Anticipatory Loss Scale (PALS).
Department of Nursing
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