Measuring cohesion and self-disclosure in psychotherapy groups for patients with advanced cancer: An analysis of the psychometric properties of the Group Therapy Experience Scale Journal Article


Authors: Marziliano, A.; Pessin, H.; Rosenfeld, B.; Breitbart, W.
Article Title: Measuring cohesion and self-disclosure in psychotherapy groups for patients with advanced cancer: An analysis of the psychometric properties of the Group Therapy Experience Scale
Abstract: Objective: Understanding that the group process informs group interventions. However, there is little systematic research on group process variables in psychotherapy groups for patients with cancer. Method: We analyzed the psychometric properties of the Group Therapy Experience Scale (GTES) and evaluated its potential importance in advanced cancer therapy groups. Results: The GTES demonstrated good internal consistency (coefficient alpha = .84). An exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation yielded four factors. Although all four models were explored, the 1- and 2-factor models appeared to provide the best fit for the data. The GTES total score was negatively correlated with group size and positively correlated with number of groups attended by participants. Further, the GTES total score was correlated with post-intervention spiritual well-being, benefit finding, post-traumatic growth, and quality of life.
Keywords: questionnaire; validity; spirituality; breast-cancer; women; intervention; hospital anxiety; benefit; depression scale; alliance
Journal Title: International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Volume: 68
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0020-7284
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2018-01-01
Start Page: 407
End Page: 427
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000433963800009
DOI: 10.1080/00207284.2018.1435284
PROVIDER: wos
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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  1. William S Breitbart
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  2. Hayley Ann Pessin
    68 Pessin