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

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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).




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.

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