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Using metaphors to assess anticipatory perceptions of personal death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9153795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Revised Death Fantasy Scale (RDFS) is an 18-item measure based on metaphors of personal death. It was constructed to assess psychological aspects of contemplating personal death, at levels of awareness less conscious than those tapped by conventional self-report measures. It contains two subscales: Positive Metaphors and Negative Metaphors. In several studies the RDFS has shown evidence of reliability and validity. The scale may be potentially useful in health-related research and in the training and support of individuals whose work is related to death and dying.
J McLennan; C A Stewart; A C Pollard; J Anastasios; A Akande; L J McLennan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of psychology     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0022-3980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-18     Completed Date:  1997-06-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376332     Medline TA:  J Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death*
Personality Assessment
Reproducibility of Results

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