Support Groups May Help Patients Better Manage Symptoms

Support Groups May Help Patients Better Manage Symptoms

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Support Groups May Help Patients Better Manage Symptoms

Joining support groups — meeting people with common experiences and concerns who can provide emotional reassurance — for pulmonary hypertension (PH) helped patients manage symptoms, stick to medicines, and better understand their disease, a study reports. Participation in a support group, however, had no impact on the general quality of life of these patients or their caregivers, the researchers found. “This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that [attending support groups for] patients…

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