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group

 [gro̳p]
1. an assemblage of objects having certain things in common.
2. a number of atoms forming a recognizable and usually transferable portion of a molecule.
activity g's groups of individuals with similar needs for occupational therapy who are working on the correction of problems that they hold in common.
azo group the bivalent radical, -N=N-.
blood group see blood group.
control group see control (def. 3).
Diagnosis-Related G's see diagnosis-related groups.
encounter group a sensitivity group in which the members strive to gain emotional rather than intellectual insight, with emphasis on the expression of interpersonal feelings in the group situation.
focus g's individuals with a common interest who meet to explore a problem in depth.
PLT group [psittacosis-lymphogranuloma venereum-trachoma] alternative name for genus Chlamydia.
prosthetic group
1. an organic radical, nonprotein in nature, which together with a protein carrier forms an enzyme.
2. a cofactor tightly bound to an enzyme, i.e., it is an integral part of the enzyme and not readily dissociated from it.
3. a cofactor that may reversibly dissociate from the protein component of an enzyme; a coenzyme.
sensitivity group (sensitivity training group) a nonclinical group intended for persons without severe emotional problems, focusing on self-awareness, self-understanding, and interpersonal interactions and aiming to develop skills in leadership, management, counseling, or other roles. Called also T-group and training group.
support group
1. a group made up of individuals with a common problem, usually meeting to express feelings, vent frustrations, and explore effective coping strategies. Education is a component of some support groups.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of a group environment to provide emotional support and health-related information for members.
support group (omaha) in the omaha system, regular planned gatherings to accomplish some compatible goal.
group therapy a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meets regularly with a group leader, usually a therapist. The group may be balanced, having patients with diverse problems and attitudes, or it may be composed of patients who all have similar diagnoses or issues to resolve. In some groups, patients may be basically mentally healthy but trying to work through external stressors, such as job loss, natural disasters, or physical illness. Self-help groups are groups of people with a commonality of diagnosis (e.g., alcoholism, overeating, or a particular chronic physical illness) or of experience (e.g., rape, incest) and a leader who may be not a therapist but rather one who has experienced a similar problem or situation.

From hearing how the group leader or other members feel about this behavior, the patient may gain insight into his or her anxieties and conflicts. The group may provide emotional support for self-revelation and a structured environment for trying out new ways of relating to people. In contrast, there are other groups that focus on altering behavior, with less or minimal attention paid to gaining insight into the causes of the problems.
therapy group in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to a group, including the utilization of interactions between members of the group. See also group therapy.
training group sensitivity group.

therapy group

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as application of psychotherapeutic techniques to a group, including the utilization of interactions between members of the group. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Twelve participants (18%) reported shoulder pain at admission to rehabilitation, 7 (18%) in the individual therapy group and 5 (16%) in the circuit class therapy group and this incidence rose slightly at Week 4 and discharge (Table 2).
While the patients in the therapy group were more likely to report benefits, there was no evidence for a long-term effect of the physiotherapy.
They found that these factors were not significantly different between the therapy group and the placebo group and did not account for the differences in rates of cognitive decline.
Participants used Alcoholics Anonymous parlance by agreeing that this was "the only criterion for membership" in the therapy group.
American Learning Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Interactive Therapy Group Consultants, Inc.
A SUPPORT service for adults with mental health issues and their families which is calling it a day has made a final donation to an art therapy group.
After that, patients in the conventional therapy group began to experience a slow increase in their blood sugar levels--a phenomenon consistently observed in studies and in clinical practice.
8220;CarePlus”) will be offering a new session of Music Therapy Group for children with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges.
While the incidence of NSCLC diagnosis was not significantly different for controls and women on HT, survival after diagnosis was significantly lower in the hormone therapy group.
001) in the Toraymyxin(TM) group but not in the conventional therapy group (MAP, 74 to 77 mm Hg; P = 0.
During follow-up after 3 months it was found that 71 percent of patients in the cognitive behaviour therapy group and 57 percent in the supportive stress management group saw their depression lift, compared to just 33 percent of patients in the usual care group.
The recurrence rate was 29% in the untreated group, a rate that was significantly higher than the recurrence rates in the groups who took OCs (15% for the cyclic therapy group, and 8% for the continuous therapy group).