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Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief


Scale name:  Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief

Scale overview

The ICSG is an 18-item scale. Participants are asked to think about their loss and respond to items to express their beliefs about their feelings.

A second version was published as ICSG 2.0 in 2019.

Authors: Laurie A. Burke and others (2014) - see reference below

Version 2.0 See Burke et al 2019

Response Type

All items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type rating.

Subscales: The authors list items associated with two subscales:

1. Insecurity with God

2. Disruption in Religious Practice

Sample items 2014 scale

1) I don’t understand why God has made it so hard for me.

17) I sense the absence of God more than I do the presence of God.


Reliability and Validity

See the publications for details.


Version 1: See the Burke et al. 2014 PsycTESTS entry. The items are also in the Burke & Neimery 2016 article, Appendix

Version 2: See Burke et al. 2019

 SCOPES Domain = Self/ spirituality

Permissions -- if identified

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Burke, L. A., Crunk, A.E., Neimeyer, R. A. Bai, H. (2019):

Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0 (ICSG 2.0): Validation of a revised measure of spiritual distress in bereavement, Death Studies, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1627031

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Holland, J. M., Dennard, S., Oliver, L., & Shear, M. K. (2014). Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t46064-000

Burke, Laurie A., Neimeyer, Robert A., Holland, Jason M., Dennard, Sharon, Oliver, Linda, & Shear, M. Katherine. (2014). Inventory of complicated spiritual grief: Development and validation of a new measure. Death Studies, 38(4), 239-250. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2013.810098, © 2014 by Taylor & Francis

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Reference for clinicians on understanding assessment

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