Specific Psychosocial and Behavioral Outcomes from the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Self-Help Course

Carrie Jo Braden, Katalina Mcglone, Floyd Pennington

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This study tested hypotheses about the consistency of specified outcomes with strength of program treatment indexed by time spent in a given activity in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Self-Help (SLESH) course. Participants had significant increases in enabling skills and in use of relaxation and exercise activities. Participants also had significantly less depression. Consistency between amount of time spent in class and significant changes over time was demonstrated by analysis of treatment strength-response for perception of limitations, depression, enabling skill and for use of rest, relaxation, heat, and exercise activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-41
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Education & Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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