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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.
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In the interventional therapy group, 36.7% of patients were older than 75, while the majority (50%) of control group subjects were aged 66 to 75.
In this study, we found that HbA1c levels were significantly decreased after therapy in the standard therapy group (p = 0.006) and in the combination therapy group (p < 0.001) compared to baseline levels.
All-cause mortality was also lower in the intensive therapy group than in the standard therapy group among patients [greater than or equal to]75 years of age: 5.5% vs 8.04% (HR=0.68; 95% Cl, 0.50-0.92; NNT=38).
A total of 60 subjects (15 in each group X 4 groups) are the therapy groups and 30 subjects (15 in each group X 2 groups) are the control groups.
No difference of change in AST or gamma glutamyl transpeptidase during the study was observed between therapy group and placebo group at 4 weeks ( P = 0.927 or P = 0.814 respectively), but the difference of change in ALT was significant ( P = 0.013) between therapy group and placebo group.
In the spa therapy group, a significant improvement was found in NHP subscales during assessments at the first week and three months after completion of therapy (for all subscales p < 0.001).
Resident has been classified into a RUG-IV therapy group on a prior assessment during the resident's current Medicare Part A stay, and
Women in the combination therapy group lost 6.5% of body weight on average, compared with a 6.2% loss in the lifestyle interventions group and a 1% loss on oral contraceptives.
Patients in the mirror therapy group had a mean increase of 24.9 in FGS score, 22.0 in FDIP score, and 25.0 in FDIS score, all of which represented statistically significant improvements over their pretreatment scores.
A GARDENING therapy group has been formed to help patients recover from brain injuries.
The patients were divided into two groups: the control group, which received standard care for heart failure, and the cell therapy group, which received standard care plus cardiopoietic stem cells, which were injected into the patients' hearts.