Group or individual tinnitus therapy: What matters to participants?

P. Thompson, CH Pryce, A El Refaie

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Abstract

Abstract Objective: To explore the ‘ active ingredient ’ of tinnitus therapy groups. Study design: The design was an inductive qualitative study informed by grounded theory. Eight participants, four from a tinnitus group and four from individual therapy with similar content, were invited to discuss their experiences of tinnitus therapy. The interviews were transcribed and analysed using a constant comparative approach. Results: The findings revealed that group experiences facilitate information exchange and social comparison, which facilitates coping. Conclusions: The human dynamics of groups may have an additional therapeutic benefit. Key words: tinnitus , coping , social comparison
Translated title of the contributionGroup or individual tinnitus therapy: What matters to participants?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110 - 116
Number of pages6
JournalAudiological Medicine
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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