Effect of coaching on psychological adjustment in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration: a pilot study.

@article{Izumi2007EffectOC,
  title={Effect of coaching on psychological adjustment in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration: a pilot study.},
  author={Shin-Ichi Izumi and Kiyoshi Ando and Masafumi Ono and Yoshimi Suzukamo and Akira Michimata and Shunichi Fukuhara},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={987-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine effect of coaching intervention on psychological adjustment to illness and health-related QOL (HRQOL) in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS Twelve independently living patients with spinocerebellar degeneration aged 20-65 years old, without cognitive impairment or psychiatric disorder received coaching intervention, which was postponed in another 12 (control). INTERVENTIONS Three physician coaches telephoned… CONTINUE READING