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Pathways to Healing: Person-centered Responses to Complementary Services.

Johnson MB, Bertrand SW, Fermon B, Coleman JF - Glob Adv Health Med (2014)

Bottom Line: Responses to items on the SAC measure plus written responses to the question, "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?" Participants reported experiencing significant changes across all components of the SAC measure.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: St Olaf College, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, Minneapolis (Dr Johnson), United States.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This research study assessed perceived changes in quality-of-life measures related to participation in complementary services consisting of a variety of nontraditional therapies and/or programs at Pathways: A Health Crisis Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Design: Survey data were used to assess perceived changes participants ascribed to their experience with complementary services at Pathways. Quantitative data analysis was conducted using participant demographics together with participant ratings of items from the "Self-Assessment of Change" (SAC) measure developed at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Qualitative data analysis was conducted on written responses to an additional survey question: "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?"

Setting/location: Pathways offers a variety of services, including one-to-one sessions using nontraditional healing therapies, support groups, educational classes, and practice groups such as yoga and meditation for those facing serious health challenges. These services are offered free of charge through community financial support using volunteer practitioners.

Participants: People (126) diagnosed with serious health challenges who used Pathways services from 2007 through 2009.

Interventions: Participation in self-selected Pathways services.

Measures: Responses to items on the SAC measure plus written responses to the question, "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?"

Quantitative findings: Participants reported experiencing significant changes across all components of the SAC measure. Qualitative findings: Responses to the open-ended survey question identified perspectives on the culture of Pathways and a shift in participants' perceptions of well-being based on their experience of Pathways services.

Conclusions: Participation in services provided by the Pathways organization improved perceptions of quality of life and well-being and led to more active involvement in the experience of a healing process.

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Results of qualitative analysis of survey question: “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” This Figure presents examples of participant statements illustrating the subthemes within each of the three major themes.
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Figure 2: Results of qualitative analysis of survey question: “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” This Figure presents examples of participant statements illustrating the subthemes within each of the three major themes.

Mentions: All survey participants (N=126) provided written responses to the survey question, “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” As described previously, responses to this question fell into three major themes: (1) what participants experienced when they entered the Pathways healing culture, (2) what participants experienced as they explored Pathways services, and (3) ways participants reported being different after immersion in Pathways culture and services. Figure 2 presents examples of participant statements illustrating the sub-themes within each of the three major themes.


Pathways to Healing: Person-centered Responses to Complementary Services.

Johnson MB, Bertrand SW, Fermon B, Coleman JF - Glob Adv Health Med (2014)

Results of qualitative analysis of survey question: “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” This Figure presents examples of participant statements illustrating the subthemes within each of the three major themes.
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Figure 2: Results of qualitative analysis of survey question: “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” This Figure presents examples of participant statements illustrating the subthemes within each of the three major themes.
Mentions: All survey participants (N=126) provided written responses to the survey question, “To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?” As described previously, responses to this question fell into three major themes: (1) what participants experienced when they entered the Pathways healing culture, (2) what participants experienced as they explored Pathways services, and (3) ways participants reported being different after immersion in Pathways culture and services. Figure 2 presents examples of participant statements illustrating the sub-themes within each of the three major themes.

Bottom Line: Responses to items on the SAC measure plus written responses to the question, "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?" Participants reported experiencing significant changes across all components of the SAC measure.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: St Olaf College, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, Minneapolis (Dr Johnson), United States.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This research study assessed perceived changes in quality-of-life measures related to participation in complementary services consisting of a variety of nontraditional therapies and/or programs at Pathways: A Health Crisis Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Design: Survey data were used to assess perceived changes participants ascribed to their experience with complementary services at Pathways. Quantitative data analysis was conducted using participant demographics together with participant ratings of items from the "Self-Assessment of Change" (SAC) measure developed at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Qualitative data analysis was conducted on written responses to an additional survey question: "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?"

Setting/location: Pathways offers a variety of services, including one-to-one sessions using nontraditional healing therapies, support groups, educational classes, and practice groups such as yoga and meditation for those facing serious health challenges. These services are offered free of charge through community financial support using volunteer practitioners.

Participants: People (126) diagnosed with serious health challenges who used Pathways services from 2007 through 2009.

Interventions: Participation in self-selected Pathways services.

Measures: Responses to items on the SAC measure plus written responses to the question, "To what extent has your participation at Pathways influenced your healing process?"

Quantitative findings: Participants reported experiencing significant changes across all components of the SAC measure. Qualitative findings: Responses to the open-ended survey question identified perspectives on the culture of Pathways and a shift in participants' perceptions of well-being based on their experience of Pathways services.

Conclusions: Participation in services provided by the Pathways organization improved perceptions of quality of life and well-being and led to more active involvement in the experience of a healing process.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus