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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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BAYER, Aline Attene de Almeida; VASCO, Camila Carrascoza; LOPES, Sandra Ribeiro de Almeida  e  TEIXEIRA, Cristina Jeldes Carrascosa. Group intervention to obesity patients and their families:: experience report. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.4, pp. 868-881. ISSN 1414-9893.

The psychological group modality inside the hospital is a way of work that allows interaction and exchange among participants, characterizing itself as a shelter environment to the anguish that is present in a clinical condition. The related experience consisted in the work of two groups: obese patients between 8-15 years old and a group of parents. The main goal of the work groups was to serve as a place to approach the emotional aspects and the challenges in treatment adherence. Seven meetings took place, weekly, with activities that provided space of reflection to matters as: self-esteem, anxiety, limits and difficulties in maintaining the diet and regular physical activity. The proposal made it possible to share experiences, discuss attitudes, address grievances and discomfort and notice the need to take responsibility in the process by changing certain behaviors. The option for parallel groups allowed the notice of changes in relationships between parents and patients, contributing to a better response on the treatment. The experience showed the importance of taking into account the emotional aspects present in obesity, providing a wider vision of the patient.

Palavras-chave : Groups; Obesity; Emotions; Family.

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