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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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As such, the therapy groups are divided into two groups of 30 subjects (2 groups) of male therapy groups (RL); and 30 subjects (2 groups) of female therapy groups (RP); while another 30 subjects (2 groups of 15 male and 15 female) are the control groups.
In this study, the fatigue recovery rate in subjects with improved CIS scores of < 76 points were increased in therapy group during 4 weeks.
There were total 22 participants in general exercise and manual therapy group and 21 participants in general exercise group.
A significant improvement was found in VAS, PatientVAS, and DrVAS values in the exercise therapy group at one week and three months posttreatment (p < 0.
Disease progression occurred in 16 infants in the early therapy group, compared to 32 infants in the deferred therapy group.
In addition, fewer patients in the combination therapy group had central nervous system metastases (4 versus 11 patients).
The story begins when her little sister sees what she is doing and tells the mom; Isabelle is then put into a therapy group for young girls with food issues.
cities as a man: joining a bowling league, dating, going to strip clubs, attending a men's therapy group, spending time in a monastery, and interviewing for (and getting) high-testosterone sales jobs.
Patients in the therapy group underwent a physical examination by a physiotherapist who then chose a treatment strategy based on their findings.