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Christian-Based Grief Recovery Scale (CGRS)

 Six Dimensions of Recovery

Assessment name: Christian-Based Grief Recovery Scale (CGRS)

Scale overview: The Christian-Based Grief Recovery Scale (CGRS) is a measure of Christian spirituality focused on recovery from grief. The measures includes 35-items to assess six factors.

Authors: Peter Jen Der Pan et al., 2014

Response Type: Four point rating scale

Scale items: The items are organized into six factors or subscales. The subscales and sample items are below.

1. Spiritual well-being

  With God by my side, I will feel safe and peaceful.

2.  Recovering meaning and sense of control

  After experiencing the sorrow, I have realized what the most important things in life are.

3.  Ongoing physical and emotional responses

I think it’s unfair that my loved one has passed away while I still have to struggle to survive.

4. Reassuring faith

Even though my loved one is no longer alive, I believe that God is always around me and helps me.

5. Strongly missing a deceased loved one

I still miss very much my loved one who has passed away.

6. Life disturbance

I still have unconscious chills when I think of the incident.


Psychometric properties

The authors reported alpha = .94 for the total score. The subscale alphas range from .74 to .88.

The six factors accounted for 63.27% of the variance.

The CGRS was positively associated with another measure — Inventory of Grief.

Availability: The items can be found in Table 1 of the Pan et al. (2014) article.

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Reference for the scale

Jen Der Pan, P., Deng, L.-Y. F., Tsai, S. L., Chen, H.-Y. J., & Yuan, S.-S. J. (2014). Christian-based Grief Recovery Scale (CGRS) [Database record]. APA PsycTests.


Sutton, G. W. (2024, April 23). Christian-based Grief Recovery Scale summary. Assessment, Statistics, and Research. Retrieved from


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