The demedicalisation of women's daily lives: socio-educational groups in the Andalusian Public Health System

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Abstract

The socio-educational groups (GRUSE) are a health and emotional well-being promotion strategy, from an asset-based positive health approach. They principally target women who attend health centres with signs of discomfort with no organic basis finding. The strategy was evaluated through a quasi-experimental longitudinal design, with a mixed methodology. Information was collected from 228 women with a battery of scales and from an analysis of health system databases. Ten in-depth interviews with women were conducted, and 3 discussion groups with professionals. The aim of this article was to introduce the GRUSE strategy as a non-medical alternative intervention and to present the research design, seeking to identify the evidence of this practice implemented in primary health centres of Andalusia (Spain).

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Iáñez Domínguez, A., Álvarez Pérez, R., García-Cubillana de la Cruz, P., Luque Ribelles, V., Morales Marente, E., & Palacios Gálvez, M. S. (2019). The demedicalisation of women’s daily lives: socio-educational groups in the Andalusian Public Health System. Gaceta Sanitaria, 33(4), 398–400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.06.014

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