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    having tension in the family

    Does "having tension in the family" mean a lower level explanation than medical terms or is it regarded as not relevant or agreeing with doctors' explanations?
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    It is considered that psychiatric patients’ compliance in therapy is a function of the degree to which they share their therapists’ view of the cause of illness.
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    In order to test this hypothesis, Foulks, Persons, and Merkel carried out a survey.
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    Utilizing outpatients of the psychiatric clinic at the University of Pennsylvania hospital, they administered a cause of illness inventory questionnaire.
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    The items included in this questionnaire were divided into two groups: “medically congruent explanations” and “medically noncongruent explanations.”
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    The former group referred to explanations that were consistent with the psychosocial model widely used by contemporary psychiatrists.
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    Examples included having tension in the family or being mistreated by others.
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    The latter group was not consistent with modern psychiatrists’ views.
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    Examples included eating too many hot foods or having committed too many sins.
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    In a follow-up study, it was disclosed that those who endorsed more medically congruent explanations made more visits to the clinic and ended treatment in a more compliant manner, whereas those who held more medically noncongruent explanations did not.


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    Re: having tension in the family

    Examples included having tension in the family or being mistreated by others.


    The examples are people in the survey groups, so there should be a 'those' after included'.
    Family tension is a common term, not necessarily 'lower than medical terms'.

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