The psychological effects of support groups on individuals infected by the AIDS virus.

@article{DiPasquale1990ThePE,
  title={The psychological effects of support groups on individuals infected by the AIDS virus.},
  author={J A DiPasquale},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={1990},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={278-85}
}
Support groups have been suggested as the best way to help individuals with AIDS to cope. The purpose of this research was to determine whether participation in an AIDS support group would significantly decrease the level of anxiety and hopelessness in individuals with AIDS. Subjects in the study were volunteers from three support groups at AID Atlanta. The groups included (a) 11 men with classic AIDS, (b) 6 men with AIDS or AIDS-related complex (ARC), and (c) 5 minority women with AIDS or ARC… CONTINUE READING

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