An investigation of clients'perceptions of the change process and outcome of counselling in primary care is presented.
Significant events were identified by 51 clients post-session for a mean of 4.7 counselling sessions.
Outcome was assessed by clients, through their perceptions of goal attainment and change in quality of life from pre-to post-counselling.
Four-hundred-and-nine events were categorized by use of the Therapeutic Impact Content Analysis System (TICAS) and a content analysis system was created to categorize clients'goals.
Results showed that'reassurance'problem solution'insight'and'involvement'impacts were reported most frequently by clients.
No category of significant events was related to change in quality of life.
For 11 clients who set goals in the'expression'category, more'reassurance'and fewer'problem solution'impacts were related to attainment of'expression'Some suggestions are made for the lack of significant relationships with overall measures of outcome and it was suggested that more qualitative analysis of the process of outcome is needed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Médecine générale, Conseil psychologique, Evolution, Qualité vie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Internal medicine, Psychological counseling, Evolution, Quality of life, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0357126
Code Inist : 002B18I05E. Création : 12/09/1997.