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dc.contributor.supervisor McBride, Dawn L.
dc.contributor.author Kubik, Dalaine
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-10T19:00:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-10T19:00:37Z
dc.date.issued 2022-07-21
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6312
dc.description.abstract This thesis explored, through an online survey, the illness perceptions and group therapy preferences of 213 adults with chronic health conditions. This research study was the first to introduce the concept of illness identity to the context of group therapy and filled significant gaps within the literature regarding the firsthand preferences of this population. The participants were recruited through a variety of social media platforms, including chronic illness support groups on Facebook. Descriptive and nonparametric statistics were used to explore: (a) what adults with chronic illness want from group therapy, (b) how illness identity was characterized in this transdiagnostic sample, and (c) how illness identity relates to preferences for group therapy. The data demonstrated that illness identity significantly related to preferences regarding the characteristics of group leaders, elements of group structure, and topics to address in group. Future directions for research and practice recommendations for group therapists are provided. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Master's Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education)
dc.subject Group therapy
dc.subject Chronic illness
dc.subject Illness identity
dc.subject Counselling psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Group psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Chronic diseases--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Chronically ill--Mental health
dc.subject.lcsh Chronically ill--Counseling of
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Illness identity and preferences for group therapy in adults with chronic illness en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0621 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0347 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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