ERIC Number: ED128752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Group Therapy Approach to the Treatment of Coronary Heart Patients.
Reid, Grace S.
This study investigates the coronary heart patient's "here and now" feelings and attitudes toward his illness prior to and following group treatment. This study also attempts to investigate the change in a patient's acceptance of his heart condition. To measure the change in general health level, a questionnaire was administered to eight patients who had experienced coronary heart attacks within the past 18 months. The questionnaire was administered prior to group therapy and on the last night of therapy eight weeks later. Supplementary information was obtained from a structured interview with each patient. Results suggest that group treatment is useful in assisting the coronary victim to understand and accept his illness, and that the coronary patient who has been through group treatment may make a more adequate psychological adjustment to living with a coronary condition. (Author/MJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's thesis, University of Saskatchewan (Canada).