Exploring therapeutic alliance with an internet-based self-management program with brief telephone support for youth with arthritis: a pilot study.

@article{White2012ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring therapeutic alliance with an internet-based self-management program with brief telephone support for youth with arthritis: a pilot study.},
  author={Meghan White and Jennifer N. Stinson and Patricia Lingley-Pottie and Patrick J. McGrath and Navreet Gill and Abi Vijenthira},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={271-6}
}
Findings from a pilot study are presented exploring therapeutic alliance between adolescent juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients and a trained nonprofessional health coach during the feasibility testing of a 12-week self-management program delivered online with brief telephone support. Therapeutic alliance was measured using the Working Alliance Inventory Client Scale (WAI-C), and qualitative information about the experience was gathered using the Distance Experience Questionnaire. WAI-C… CONTINUE READING