Symptom management in older primary care patients: feasibility of an experimental, written self-disclosure protocol.

@article{Klapow2001SymptomMI,
  title={Symptom management in older primary care patients: feasibility of an experimental, written self-disclosure protocol.},
  author={Joshua C. Klapow and Susan M. Schmidt and Lloyd Adam Taylor and Peter P. Roller and Qiang Li and Jack W. Calhoun and Jan Wallander and James W. Pennebaker},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={134 9 Pt  2},
  pages={905-11}
}
BACKGROUND Distress-driven symptoms are prevalent among older primary care patients and account for a large percentage of office visits and increased medical costs. An experimental written self-disclosure protocol has been shown to reduce symptoms and use of health care services in healthy adults. Written self-disclosure as a method for reducing symptoms has not been evaluated in the primary care setting. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of adapting an experimental written self… CONTINUE READING

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