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Therapy expectation in different groups of patients with chronic diseases.
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PMID:  2091028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a questionnaire study on 865 patients suffering from different psychosomatic and somatopsychic disorders their therapy expectations were analyzed. The complete scale of the test holds 47 items (Cronbach's alpha = 0.91) grouped into for subscales: subjective experience of the disease (subscale 1, ii items, alpha = 0.76), lay concept (subscale 2, 8 items, alpha = 0.71), general attitudes and expectations concerning treatment (subscale 3, 8 items, alpha = 0.81) and previous experiences with psychotherapeutic concepts of treatment (20 items, alpha = 0.86). The results of the study show that patients with a prominent somatopsychic disorder have a significantly lower motivation for psychotherapy than typical psychosomatic and psychiatric patients. Therefore characteristically neurotic patients with predominant psychic symptoms present the highest motivation for psychotherapy. The results for the different subgroups of patients were discussed with regard to the different factors of therapy expectations and to the indication for psychotherapy.
W Schneider; B Beisenherz; H J Freyberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychotherapy and psychosomatics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0033-3190     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychother Psychosom     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-04     Completed Date:  1991-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0024046     Medline TA:  Psychother Psychosom     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilung für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie Westfälischen Klinik für Psychiatrie, Dortmund.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / psychology,  rehabilitation
Chronic Disease
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neurotic Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Set (Psychology)*
Sick Role
Skin Diseases / psychology,  therapy
Somatoform Disorders / psychology,  therapy*

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