self help groups
Summary: Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Publications216 found, 100 shown here
- Internet-based self-help for depression: randomised controlled trialGerhard Andersson
Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
Br J Psychiatry 187:456-61. 2005..Many individuals with depression use the internet for discussion of symptoms and to share their experience...
- Online cancer support groups: a review of the research literaturePaula Klemm
Department of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Comput Inform Nurs 21:136-42. 2003..The few studies that were found in the literature suffered from a lack of experimental design, small and homogenous samples, and lack of outcome measures, thereby limiting applicability of results...
- Empowering processes and outcomes of participation in online support groups for patients with breast cancer, arthritis, or fibromyalgiaCornelia F van Uden-Kraan
Institute for Behavioral Research, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Qual Health Res 18:405-17. 2008..This article demonstrates that participation in online support groups can make a valuable contribution to the emergence of empowered patients...
- Do Internet-based support interventions change perceptions of social support?: An experimental trial of approaches for supporting diabetes self-managementManuel Barrera
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene 97403 1983, USA
Am J Community Psychol 30:637-54. 2002..This report is a critical first step in evaluating the long-term effects of Internet-based support for diabetes self-management. The discussion identifies directions for future research...
- How cancer survivors provide support on cancer-related Internet mailing listsAndrea Meier
School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3550, USA
J Med Internet Res 9:e12. 2007..Most studies of these mailing lists have investigated lists dedicated to one type of cancer, most often breast cancer. Little is known about whether the lessons learned from experiences with breast cancer lists apply to other cancers...
- Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of online peer to peer interactionsGunther Eysenbach
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
BMJ 328:1166. 2004..To compile and evaluate the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely...
- The effectiveness of peer support groups in psychosis: a randomized controlled trialS Castelein
Rob Giel Research Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Acta Psychiatr Scand 118:64-72. 2008....
- Receiving social support online: implications for health educationM White
North Florida-South Georgia Veteran's Health System, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Health Educ Res 16:693-707. 2001....
- Cognitive and behavioural factors as predictors of abstinence following treatment for alcohol dependenceI Vielva
Universidad de Deusto, Instituto de Drogodependencias, Apartado 1, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Addiction 96:297-303. 2001..Given that self-efficacy can predict outcome in the medium term, it is suggested that treatment could target this variable...
- Social and psychological determinants of participation in internet-based cancer support groupsMette Terp Høybye
Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
Support Care Cancer 18:553-60. 2010..In this study, we identified the social and psychological characteristics of Danish cancer patients that determine use of the internet for support...
- Effect of internet support on the long-term maintenance of weight lossJean Harvey-Berino
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0148, USA
Obes Res 12:320-9. 2004..To investigate the efficacy of an Internet weight maintenance program...
- Systematic review on Internet Support Groups (ISGs) and depression (1): Do ISGs reduce depressive symptoms?Kathleen M Griffiths
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
J Med Internet Res 11:e40. 2009..Given the growing role of ISGs for both users with depression and those with a physical disorder, there is a need to evaluate the evidence concerning the efficacy of ISGs in reducing depressive symptoms...
- Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a Web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorderPeter Farvolden
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON M5T 1R8, Canada
J Med Internet Res 7:e7. 2005..However, there is little data regarding the patterns of use and effectiveness of freely available Web-based interventions outside the context of controlled trials...
- Self-help and minimal-contact therapies for anxiety disorders: Is human contact necessary for therapeutic efficacy?Michelle G Newman
Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802 3103, USA
J Clin Psychol 59:251-74. 2003..Predominantly self-help therapies are efficacious for panic disorder and mixed anxiety samples. On the other hand, minimal-contact therapies have demonstrated efficacy for the greatest variety of anxiety diagnoses...
- Internet support groups for depression: a 1-year prospective cohort studyThomas K Houston
Department of Medicine, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Psychiatry 159:2062-8. 2002..This study described the characteristics of users of Internet-based depression support groups and assessed whether use predicts change in depression symptoms and social support...
- Electronic support groups for breast carcinoma: a clinical trial of effectivenessMorton A Lieberman
Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
Cancer 97:920-5. 2003..However, to the authors' knowledge, no studies published to date have examined the impact of a breast carcinoma ESG in a clinical trial...
- Influence of a computer intervention on the psychological status of chronically ill rural women: preliminary resultsWade Hill
College of Nursing, Montana State University, MT 59717, USA
Nurs Res 55:34-42. 2006..Developing virtual support groups and testing the effects on psychosocial indicators associated with adaptation to chronic illness may help remove barriers to adaptation...
- Can encouraging substance abuse patients to participate in self-help groups reduce demand for health care? A quasi-experimental studyK Humphreys
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94025, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 25:711-6. 2001....
- Evaluation of an internet support group for women with primary breast cancerAndrew J Winzelberg
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
Cancer 97:1164-73. 2003..Web-based breast cancer social support groups are widely used, but little is known of their effectiveness. Preliminary evidence suggests that women benefit from their participation in web-based support groups...
- Medical information on the Internet: a study of an electronic bulletin boardJ D Culver
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Gen Intern Med 12:466-70. 1997..CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that medical information available on Internet discussion groups may come from nonprofessionals and may be unconventional, based on limited evidence, and/or inappropriate...
- Group support interventions for women with breast cancer: who benefits from what?V S Helgeson
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA edu
Health Psychol 19:107-14. 2000..Peer discussion groups were helpful for women who lacked support from their partners or physicians but harmful for women who had high levels of support. Implications of these results for clinical interventions are discussed...
- [Modern discussion forum "depression, suicidality"]T Pfeiffer-Gerschel
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der LMU München
MMW Fortschr Med 148:22-5, 27. 2006..Overall, this virtual self-help group represents a rational and useful addition to the existing possibilities for self help...
- The role of insightful disclosure in outcomes for women in peer-directed breast cancer groups: a replication studyMorton Lieberman
Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
Psychooncology 16:961-4. 2007..The findings, in this study, support Shaw et al. hypotheses. In their study, only one outcome measure, reduction of emotional distress was significant...
- [Efficacy of caregiver support groups for dementia]A Kurz
Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Technische Universitat Munchen
Nervenarzt 76:261-9. 2005..S., Australia, and Finland have demonstrated that multimodal counseling programmes led by professionals significantly reduce the number of nursing home admissions and therefore may have considerable importance for health economics...
- In 12-step groups, helping helps the helperSarah E Zemore
Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709 2176, USA
Addiction 99:1015-23. 2004..The current study examines whether clients in treatment for alcohol and drug problems benefit from helping others, and how helping relates to 12-step involvement...
- Health benefits and risks of the InternetJudith A Levy
School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7259, USA
J Med Syst 26:495-510. 2002..Implications for health providers and for better serving patients are analyzed together with recommendations for improving services for those who go online to access health information...
- Cross-sectional survey of users of Internet depression communitiesJohn Powell
Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
BMC Psychiatry 3:19. 2003..Internet-based depression communities provide a forum for individuals to communicate and share information and ideas. There has been little research into the health status and other characteristics of users of these communities...
- A list of the most popular smoking cessation web sites and a comparison of their qualityJean Francois Etter
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Nicotine Tob Res 8:S27-34. 2006..In general, users were not very satisfied with smoking cessation Web sites, and they had difficulty finding the best Web sites. Resources were scattered over dozens of Web sites of often mediocre quality that duplicated each other...
- Self-help on-line: an outcome evaluation of breast cancer bulletin boardsMorton A Lieberman
University of California, San Francisco 94118 0848, USA
J Health Psychol 10:855-62. 2005..These boards are of particular interest because they are free, accessible and support comes from peers and not from professional facilitators...
- Smoking cessation and the Internet: a qualitative method examining online consumer behaviorGenevieve Frisby
Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
J Med Internet Res 4:E8. 2002..There is limited information about the reasons and methods consumers access smoking cessation information on the Internet...
- Formal treatment, self-help, or no treatment for alcohol-use disorders? Evidence from the National Household Survey on Drug AbuseSarah Q Duffy
Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7 1044, Rockville, Maryland 20857, USA
J Stud Alcohol 67:363-72. 2006..The goals were to provide evidence about how this choice was made and to provide improved coefficient estimates, as well as to inform future analyses of treatment choice...
- [Study of virtual self help groups after prenatal loss: not being alone in the grief process]Caroline Herrmann-Traulsen
Pflege Z 59:418-21. 2006
- Long-term outcome in 306 males with alcoholismT Noda
Osaka Prefectural Mental Health and Welfare Center, Japan
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 55:579-86. 2001..For improving treatment results, it may be most important to provide a treatment environment within the residential area so that alcoholics may receive treatment at an early stage of alcoholism and attend a self-help group...
- Systematic review on Internet Support Groups (ISGs) and depression (2): What is known about depression ISGs?Kathleen M Griffiths
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
J Med Internet Res 11:e41. 2009..A number of studies have evaluated the nature and impact of depression-specific ISGs. However, to date there have been no published systematic reviews of this evidence...
- Communicating breast cancer on-line: support and empowerment on the InternetB F Sharf
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612, USA
Women Health 26:65-84. 1997..It is concluded that the List fulfills the functions of a community, with future concerns about information control and the potential to enhance patient-provider understanding...
- Gender differences on Internet cancer support groupsP Klemm
Comput Nurs 17:65-72. 1999..0001). Attention should be given to facilitating the entry of underserved groups into ICSGs. Future research should explore the relationship between ICSG membership and variables such as depression, survival time, and quality of life...
- The role of an online community for people with a rare disease: content analysis of messages posted on a primary biliary cirrhosis mailinglistJudith N Lasker
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, 681 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
J Med Internet Res 7:e10. 2005..The PBCers Organization (PBC stands for primary biliary cirrhosis) provides electronic mailinglists (listservs) and informational resources for those with primary biliary cirrhosis...
- United Kingdom substance misuse treatment workers' attitudes toward 12-step self-help groupsEd Day
Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QZ, UK
J Subst Abuse Treat 29:321-7. 2005..These results highlight differences in the role of AA/NA within the substance misuse treatment system in the United Kingdom and that in the United States; possible explanations are discussed...
- Oxford house: a review of research and implications for substance abuse recovery and community researchL A Jason
Department of Psychology DePaul University 2219 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
J Drug Educ 31:1-27. 2001..Maintaining employment for recovering alcoholics may promote increased personal responsibility, which may impact self-efficacy beliefs. These pilot studies, then, raised both theoretical and practical issues needing further evaluation...
- Online support groups for Parkinson's patients: a pilot study of effectivenessMorton A Lieberman
University of California, 3333 California St, box 0824, Suite 475, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Soc Work Health Care 42:23-38. 2005..Dropouts (39%) were high. Overall, patients showed improved quality of life; no overall changes were observed in depression. Participants in the homogenous groups reported a significant decrease in depression...
- The effect of 12-step self-help group attendance and participation on drug use outcomes among cocaine-dependent patientsRoger D Weiss
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 77:177-84. 2005..Moreover, the distinction between attending meetings and actively participating in 12-step activities has not typically been examined...
- A comparison of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms of spontaneous users and trial participants of a cognitive behavior therapy websiteHelen Christensen
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, 0200, Australia
J Med Internet Res 6:e46. 2004..However, it is unclear if the positive effects demonstrated in these trials transfer to community users of such sites...
- Intensive referral to 12-Step self-help groups and 6-month substance use disorder outcomesChristine Timko
Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
Addiction 101:678-88. 2006..This study implemented and evaluated procedures to help clinicians make effective referrals to 12-Step self-help groups...
- What support do caregivers of elderly want? Results from the Canadian Study of Health and AgingA Colantonio
Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, 256 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W5
Can J Public Health 92:376-9. 2001..Implications for program delivery are discussed. Planners may want to consider adding telephone support and newsletters to other supports already available for caregivers...
- [The present situation regarding research into a certain electronic support group that aims to heal grief]Kayoko Katayama
Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:424-31. 2006
- Why is self-help neglected in the treatment of emotional disorders? A meta-analysisP C A M den Boer
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Psychol Med 34:959-71. 2004....
- The need for substance abuse after-care: longitudinal analysis of Oxford HouseLeonard A Jason
DePaul University, IL 60614, USA
Addict Behav 32:803-18. 2007....
- Computer-mediated support group use among parents of children with cancer--an exploratory studyH R Han
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
Comput Nurs 19:27-33. 2001..There are certain advantages and disadvantages of computer group use that need to be recognized and addressed by health professionals and users...
- Learning from e-patients at Massachusetts General HospitalJohn Lester
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
BMJ 328:1188-90. 2004
- Gender, cancer experience and internet use: a comparative keyword analysis of interviews and online cancer support groupsClive Seale
School of Social Sciences and Law, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
Soc Sci Med 62:2577-90. 2006..The 'privacy' of the breast cancer forum facilitated interactions found in other studies to be characteristic of women's friendship groups...
- Characteristics of clinicians likely to refer clients to 12-Step programs versus a diversity of post-treatment optionsJudy Fenster
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 83:238-46. 2006..Findings suggest that clinicians could benefit from information and training on assessing and referring clients to various options for continuing care...
- The first generation of e-patientsTom Ferguson
BMJ 328:1148-9. 2004
- Cancer peer support programs-do they work?H Sharon Campbell
Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation, University of Waterloo, 1618 Lyle Hallman Institute, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Patient Educ Couns 55:3-15. 2004..We provide recommendations for practitioners to improve evaluation studies and suggest a research agenda to develop better methods for assessing the contribution of peer support to quality of life...
- Online support for caregivers of people with a mental illnessBrian Perron
Oak Grove Treatment Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Psychiatr Rehabil J 26:70-7. 2002..Discussion of emotions and diagnoses were found in 42% and 34.6% of the messages, respectively. A review of the current status of online self-help groups and implications for practice are also provided...
- Changes in well-being of women cancer survivors following a survivor weekend experienceD N Rutledge
Hoag Cancer Center, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 28:85-91. 2001..To determine the long-term effects on quality of life (QOL) of women cancer survivors following a retreat experience...
- Voluntary associations for cancer patients in Sweden: supportive activitiesC Carlsson
The Jubileum Institute, Department of Oncology, Lund University, Sweden
Support Care Cancer 9:581-90. 2001..In general, the findings indicate that the associations have a potential to help patients live and cope with their cancer disease...
- Depression in Internet and face-to-face cancer support groups: a pilot studyPaula Klemm
Department of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 29:E45-51. 2002..To examine depression in Internet cancer support groups as compared to traditional (face-to-face) cancer support groups and to explore the relationship between Internet use and levels of depression...
- An exploration of helping processes in an online self-help group focusing on issues of disabilityJ Finn
Department of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824, USA
Health Soc Work 24:220-31. 1999..Implications for social work and health care providers and the need for further research are discussed...
- Rural women, technology, and self-management of chronic illnessClarann Weinert
College of Nursing, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA
Can J Nurs Res 40:114-34. 2008..It was concluded that a computer-delivered intervention can improve social support and self-efficacy and reduce loneliness in rural women, enhancing their ability to self-manage and adapt to chronic illness...
- An innovative path to improving cancer care in Indian countryL Burhansstipanov
Native American Cancer Research, Pine, CO 80470, USA
Public Health Rep 116:424-33. 2001..Network data show patterns of cancer care that are partially responsible for poor survivorship outcomes...
- Encouraging posttreatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomesKeith Humphreys
Veterans Affairs and Stanford University Medical Centers, Palo Alto, California
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:64-8. 2007....
- Internet-based interaction among brain tumour patients. Analysis of a medical mailing listK Mursch
Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Germany
Zentralbl Neurochir 64:71-5. 2003..The physician faced with this information should be unbiased but cautious...
- Internet-delivered targeted group intervention for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in adolescent girls: a randomized controlled trialBrooke E Heinicke
School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne 3086, Australia
J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:379-91. 2007..Internet delivery was enthusiastically endorsed. The program offers a promising approach to improve body image and eating problems that also addresses geographic access problems...
- Computer-mediated support group intervention for parentsHelga Bragadottir
Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland and Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
J Nurs Scholarsh 40:32-8. 2008..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a computer-mediated support group (CMSG) intervention for parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer...
- Evaluating two self-help interventions for smokeless tobacco cessationH H Severson
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene 97403 1983, USA
Addict Behav 25:465-70. 2000..Self-reported rates of sustained abstinence (no tobacco use at two months and six months) were 24.5% for the manual/video condition, and 18.4%, for the LifeSign condition...
- Effectiveness of a web-based self-help intervention for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress: randomized controlled trialAnnemieke van Straten
FPP, Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Med Internet Res 10:e7. 2008..We developed a new Web-based self-help intervention based on problem-solving therapy, which may be used for people with different types of comorbid problems: depression, anxiety, and work-related stress...
- Population promotion of informal self-help strategies for early intervention against depression and anxietyAnthony F Jorm
ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Psychol Med 36:3-6. 2006..These are highly acceptable to the public, easily applied, inexpensive and may avert the development of many clinical cases...
- Accessing dental anxiety online support groups: an exploratory qualitative study of motives and experiencesHeather Buchanan
Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, 8 William Lee Buildings, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2RQ, UK
Patient Educ Couns 66:263-9. 2007..The objectives of the present study were to explore the context through which dentally anxious individuals access an online support group and the nature of their online experiences...
- Peer-supported storytelling for grieving pediatric oncology nursesCatherine Fiona Macpherson
Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:148-63. 2008..There was a significant positive correlation between participant report of number of special patient deaths during career and impact of sessions on grief...
- The impact of a nurse-led support and education programme for spouses of stroke patients: a randomized controlled trialJenny Larson
Doctoral Student, Department of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Clin Nurs 14:995-1003. 2005..The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of a nurse-led support and education programme for improving the spouses' perceived general quality of life, life situation, general well-being and health state...
- Alzheimer's cafe for people with and affected by dementiaMatthew V Morrissey
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury
Nurs Times 102:29-31. 2006..This article reviews an adapted version of an Alzheimer's cafe focusing on eight couples where one partner was newly diagnosed with dementia. It is primarily a reflective account...
- Telematic technologies in mental health caring: a web-based psychoeducational program for adolescent suicide survivorsWillem A Hoffmann
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
Issues Ment Health Nurs 27:461-74. 2006..Potential program users include adolescent suicide survivors, social supporters of suicide survivors, mental health professionals and survivor support groups...
- Psychosocial intervention for family caregivers of people with dementia reduces caregiver's burden: development and effect after 6 and 12 monthsAndrén Signe
Department of Health Sciences, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
Scand J Caring Sci 22:98-109. 2008....
- A study to explore the patient's experience of peritoneal surface malignancies: pseudomyxoma peritoneiG Witham
Peritoneal Tumour Service, Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester M20 4BX, UK
Eur J Oncol Nurs 12:112-9. 2008..The data highlighted the particular needs of this under-researched patient group and provided evidence to further develop patient support, particularly using the Internet...
- Long-term conditions. 3: Being an expert patientVina Mayor
Pioneer Group, Bedford, UK
Br J Community Nurs 11:59-63. 2006..The articles suggests that there is significant potential for the development of a reciprocal relationship between patients and health professionals framed by mutual learning and advice...
- Support provision and emotional work in an Internet support group for cancer patientsHelen R Winefield
Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Patient Educ Couns 62:193-7. 2006..The main questions addressed concerned what correspondents seem to be gaining from their involvement and whether the high-frequency correspondents differ motivationally from the lower-frequency correspondents...
- Living with pityriasis rubra pilarisLorna Roberts
Dermatol Nurs 17:452-3. 2005
- Effects of the New Fathers Network on first-time fathers' parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction during the transition to parenthoodDiane Brage Hudson
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0620, USA
Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs 26:217-29. 2003..Participants were primarily satisfied with the New Fathers Network...
- Cybersupport: empowering asthma caregiversClaire E Sullivan
Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
Pediatr Nurs 34:217-24. 2008..Understanding the everyday lives of asthma caregivers can help nurses and other health care providers better meet caregiver needs...
- Young women's experiences with breast cancer: an imperative for tailored information and supportMargaret I Fitch
Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
Can Oncol Nurs J 18:74-86. 2008..Many found services did not match their requirements and they urged the creation of services tailored to their unique needs...
- Spirituality expressed by caregivers of stroke survivorsLinda L Pierce
University of Toledo, College of Nursing, OH, USA
West J Nurs Res 30:606-19. 2008..The e-mail discussion data presented here highlight the importance of increased awareness of addressing spirituality in nurse-client encounters and designing interventions to support the caregivers...
- Talking with others who "just know": perceptions of adolescents with cancer who participate in a teen groupJane Cassano
Pediatric Oncology, McMaster Children s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:193-9. 2008..Offering this type of group for adolescents with cancer provides them with the ongoing opportunities for connection with their peers that is often needed throughout the treatment journey...
- Systematic review of peer-support programs for people with cancerLouisa M Hoey
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Patient Educ Couns 70:315-37. 2008..To identify models of peer support for cancer patients and systematically review evidence of their effectiveness in improving psychosocial adjustment...
- Preparing children and young people for stoma surgeryLucy Bray
Alder Hey Children s Hospital and Edge Hill College of Higher Education
Paediatr Nurs 18:33-7. 2006..Preparation approaches known to be successful for other forms of surgery can be adapted to prepare the child/young person for stoma surgery...
- The problem of distress in patients with cancer: more effective assessmentJean Madden
Nursing Leadership Academy, Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 10:615-9. 2006..Barriers to nursing assessment of distress are included. Signs and symptoms are considered, especially in the context of patients' somatic symptoms...
- An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.netJohn A Cunningham
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
Patient Educ Couns 70:193-8. 2008..alcoholhelpcenter.net). Preliminary use of the AHC support group will be summarized and lessons learned in the initial development of an online support group will be discussed...
- Older women with a serious cardiac event experience support with a Vifladt & Hopen inspired patient group education programmeVivika Hagberth
Hospital Library, Lund University Hospital, SE 22185 Lund, Sweden
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 7:140-6. 2008..Older women are less likely to be invited to access cardiac rehabilitation programmes. The Vifladt & Hopen model for patient education is aimed to strengthen the ability of patients with long-term illnesses to cope in everyday life...
- Social support in cyberspace: a content analysis of communication within a Huntington's disease online support groupNeil S Coulson
Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, UK
Patient Educ Couns 68:173-8. 2007..The aim of this study is to examine the provision of social support in messages posted to a HD online support group bulletin board...
- We listen but do we hear? The importance of patient storiesJen Hawkins
Thames Valley University and Queensland University of Technology
Br J Community Nurs 11:S6-14. 2006..They also show how nurses can play a critical role in optimizing the power of the story in the patient's journey towards physical and psychological healing...
- Evaluation of the effect of group counselling on post myocardial infarction patients: determined by an analysis of quality of lifeH Bagheri
Department of Nursing, Shahroud faculty of medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
J Clin Nurs 16:402-6. 2007..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of group counselling program on quality of life in survivors of myocardial infarction...
- 'Look after your legs': patients' experience of an assessment clinicElaine Freeman
Gloucestershire Research and Development Support Unit, UK
Br J Community Nurs 12:S19-20, S22-5. 2007..The aim of the research reported here was to evaluate teh 'Look after Your Legs'(LAYL) service and the benefit to others of the patient ambassador role...
- Perceived benefits on family health of small groups for families with childrenArja Häggman-Laitila
Nursing Research Foundation and Docent, Department of Nursing Science, University of Kuopio, Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland
Public Health Nurs 24:205-16. 2007..Thus far, international research on small groups has focused on health problems. Research on preventive, resource-, and family-oriented small groups and their impact on family health is scant...
- Individuals' descriptions of living with fibromyalgiaMargaret Mui Cunningham
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Clin Nurs Res 15:258-73. 2006..More research could clarify ways in which health care providers may provide more effective interventions, appropriate care, and ongoing support for those affected with FM...
- Rethinking the benefits of an adapted version of 'Alzheimer Café' for individuals with Alzheimer's and their partnersMatthew V Morrissey
Canterbury Christ Church University
Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 12:1393-401. 2006..It also seeks to provide a critical platform to evaluate the impact of developing such approaches like, (Alzheimer Café) in contrast to other approaches like, couple therapy, relationship and person centred approaches...
- Perceived helpfulness and impact of social support provided by family, friends, and health care providers to women newly diagnosed with breast cancerNeeraj K Arora
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
Psychooncology 16:474-86. 2007..In order to facilitate cancer patients' adjustment to their illness, efforts need to be made to understand and address their support needs throughout the cancer experience...
- Effect of uncertainty on depression in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillationYounhee Kang
College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 21:83-8. 2006..Helping patients to correctly interpret symptoms and to understand the effectiveness of treatment may modify and reduce their uncertainty so that uncertainty leading to worse health outcomes may be reduced...
- Sense of coherence and diabetes psychosocial self-efficacy of members of a peer-led organisation in Hong KongShuk Man Li
Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, Hong Kong
J Clin Nurs 17:1526-8. 2008
- Meaning of INSIGHT participation among women who have experienced intimate partner violenceBarbara L Zust
Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota 56082, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 27:775-93. 2006..This study adds support for the utility of interventions, such as INSIGHT, that nurture self-emergence among women who have experienced intimate partner violence...
- Peer-counseling in schizophrenia: patients consult patientsChristine Rummel-Kluge
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Technical University Munich, Germany
Patient Educ Couns 70:357-62. 2008..To evaluate whether peer-counseling, common in non-psychiatric medical fields, is feasible and useful for inpatients with schizophrenia...
- Impact of eating disorders on family life: individual parents' storiesSharon Hillege
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, NSW, Australia
J Clin Nurs 15:1016-22. 2006..The objective was to give a voice to parents in order to develop new understandings of their experience leading to more appropriate clinical decision-making...
- Efficacy of comprehensive group rehabilitation for women with early breast cancer in South KoreaOk Hee Cho
Department of Nursing, Pochon CHA University, Keunggi, South Korea
Nurs Health Sci 8:140-6. 2006....
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2 Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2010..K-12 teachers and staff, other educators, community organizations, health advocacy groups, churches, and self help groups. The NN/LM consumer health outreach program shall include: developing programs that focus on reaching ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2 DENNIS PATTRATH; Fiscal Year: 2010..K-12 teachers and staff, other educators, community organizations, health advocacy groups, churches, and self help groups. The NN/LM consumer health outreach program shall include: developing programs that focus on reaching ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2013..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access. ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2011..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access. ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2012..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access. ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 3Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2010..K-12 teachers and staff, other educators, community organizations, health advocacy groups, churches, and self help groups. The NN/LM consumer health outreach program shall include: developing programs that focus on reaching ..
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- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1Colleen Cuddy; Fiscal Year: 2010
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2013..abstract_text> ..
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- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1KATE BURR OLIVER; Fiscal Year: 2009
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2011
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- Social Development and Psychopathology into AdulthoodRICHARD KOSTERMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposed study will use newly available data to understand adolescent predictors of adult patterns of depression and anxiety into the 30s, and their relationship to healthy adult functioning. ..
- Integrated Drug and Medical Care-Cost and EffectivenessConstance M Weisner; Fiscal Year: 2010..g., routine primary care and prevention services, participation in self help groups, and changes in social networks) in altering the 7-year course of substance use...
- Identifying Modifiable Influences on Alcohol Problems in High-Risk NeighborhoodsKatherine J Karriker-Jaffe; Fiscal Year: 2013..Findings also will illustrate where alcohol outlets are especially detrimental and highlight where new treatment programs and self-help groups are needed. ..
- TELEPHONE AFTERCARE PROJECTJenny Chong; Fiscal Year: 2000....
- Pathways into Services for Alcohol and Drug DisordersMark J Edlund; Fiscal Year: 2010..The results of the study will inform policy to increase rates of utilization of effective substance abuse services among those with substance use disorders. ..
- EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR COCAINE ABUSE AND HIV RISKJeffrey Hoffman; Fiscal Year: 1993..Dropout and relapse rates will also be examined throughout the study. ..
- EFFICACY AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF AFTERCAREJames McKay; Fiscal Year: 2000..However, it is expected that MIN aftercare will be cost-effective for low -problem severity ("good prognosis") patients, whereas IND aftercare will be cost- effective for high problem severity ("poor prognosis") patients. ..
- AFTERCARE FOR COCAINE PATIENTS--EFFECTIVENESS AND COSTSJames McKay; Fiscal Year: 2001..However, it is expected that MIN aftercare will be cost-effective for low problem severity ("good prognosis") patients, whereas IND aftercare will be cost-effective for high problem severity ("poor prognosis") patients. ..
- ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONSMichael French; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Pathways ot long-term abstinence:Self-help processesAlexandre Laudet; Fiscal Year: 2006..4. To elucidate the processes underlying the demonstrated benefits of affiliation with self-help among drug user by testing a conceptual model (Figure 1) building on and integrating previous findings. ..
- WEIGHT CONTROL FOR BLACK WOMEN'S CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTHShiriki Kumanyika; Fiscal Year: 2002..Two chapters will be randomized to each arm and will each recruit and follow 25 women. Individual adherence and chapter-level implementation variables will be assessed. ..
- SOCIOCULTURAL CONSEQUENCES OF HERPESKAREN PLISKIN; Fiscal Year: 1990....
- RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS TOGETHERD Moberg; Fiscal Year: 2000..Results will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, project reports, and used in future program development. ..
- ALCOHOLICS LONGTERM USE AND COSTS OF HEALTH SERVICESKathleen Bucholz; Fiscal Year: 2000..This research will contribute needed information about the use of health services and associated costs of community alcoholics in order to anticipate the demands that aging alcoholics will place on the health care system. ..
- INSTITUTIONALIZING DIETARY CHANGES FOR CANCER PREVENTIONDennis Frate; Fiscal Year: 1992..Qualitative measures will also ge conducted to formatively evaluate the process of how a population adapts to behavioral change and diffusion of this behavioral change to nonparticipants...
- CENTER FOR SELF-HELP RES AND KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATIONThomas Powell; Fiscal Year: 1993..The Center will highlight the minority perspectives and concerns inherent in each of the above activities. ..
- LONG-TERM COURSE OF TREATED AND UNTREATED ALCOHOL ABUSERudolf Moos; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- THE COPING STRATEGIES OF 600 WOMEN AFTER A MASTECTOMYTheresa Rogers; Fiscal Year: 1980..g. work, leisure and other activities, sex life); support from family, friends and health care professionals; the patients' perceived adequacy of information and participation in self-help groups. ..
- PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES OF PEOPLE CHANGING GROUPSMorton Lieberman; Fiscal Year: 1993..4) Role of social networks in addressing crises will be examined by contrasting peer support therapy in dyads compared to self-help group interventions...
- DEVELOPING SELF-HELP COMMUNICATIONSLLYNN LOTECKA; Fiscal Year: 1980..This knowledge is to provide a grounded exploration of potential formats for increasing personal coping and control skills relevant to cessation self-help groups. ..
- Interactive Internet Intervention for Positive ParentingHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2005..The proposed design will provide important practical information about the feasibility and effectiveness of an Internet parenting intervention in effecting both parenting behavior and child behavior over a three year period. ..
- Tobacco World: Interactive Tobacco Education for TeensHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2007..A companion website will offer administrative and scoring feedback to teachers via the Internet. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Interactive Tobacco Cessation for College StudentsHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- SpitWorld: Interactive Tobacco Education for AdolescentsHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2005..The program will be evaluated by pre and post assessment, and followup assessments at 6 months to evaluate the impact of the program on intentions, risk perception, and tobacco use. ..
- Decision Support System for Youth Well BeingHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- EVALUATION OF SELF HELP SMOKEELESS TOBACCO CESSATIONHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2001..Data from this study can significantly contribute to our understanding of how to provide effective, low-intensity programs to help adults quit their use of snuff or chewing tobacco. ..
- A Dental Education Program in TobaccoHerbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..