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Cognitive-behavioral treatment groups for people with chronic physical illness in Hong Kong: reflections on a culturally attuned model.
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PMID:  17661548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes and evaluates a cognitive-behavioral treatment group for people with chronic physical illness in Hong Kong. We developed a group protocol based on the understanding that Chinese people generally prefer a structured group format, expect group leaders to be active and directive, and are not used to expressing opinions and emotions in groups. The experimental and waitlist control groups had 38 and 35 participants, respectively. A standardized questionnaire was administered to all participants before and after the group treatment. Results suggest that members of the experimental group showed improvements in mental health, negative automatic thoughts, and negative emotions when compared to those in the waitlist control groups, and at the end of group treatment. Implications for designing and running a culturally attuned CBT group for Chinese people are discussed.
Daniel Fu Keung Wong; Phyllis Chau; Anna Kwok; Jackie Kwan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of group psychotherapy     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0020-7284     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Group Psychother     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-30     Completed Date:  2007-08-30     Revised Date:  2010-12-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374720     Medline TA:  Int J Group Psychother     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulan Road, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Attitude / ethnology*
Chronic Disease*
Cognitive Therapy / methods*
Hong Kong
Psychotherapy, Group / methods*

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