"I am not only a disease, I am so much more". Patients with rheumatic diseases' experiences of an emotion-focused group intervention.

@article{Zangi2011IAN,
  title={"I am not only a disease, I am so much more". Patients with rheumatic diseases' experiences of an emotion-focused group intervention.},
  author={Heidi Andersen Zangi and M. Hauge and Eldri Steen and Arnstein Finset and K{\aa}re Birger Hagen},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={419-24}
}
OBJECTIVE To obtain understanding of how patients with rheumatic diseases experienced participation in an emotion-focused group intervention in terms of influences on their emotional well-being and coping behavior and the processes whereby these influences arose. METHODS The intervention, Vitality Training (VTP), was conducted in 10 group sessions over 4 months. Qualitative data were collected from 10 focus group interviews (n=69) two weeks after the intervention. Data were analyzed with a… CONTINUE READING

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