Standardization and Adaptability for Dissemination of Telephone Peer Support for High-Risk Groups: General Evaluation and Lessons Learned
Transl Behav Med. 2020;ibaa047. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibaa047. [Pubmed Abstract]
Evans M, Tang PY, Bhushan N, Fisher EB, Dreyer Valovcin D, Castellano C
Beyond demonstrated effectiveness, research needs to identify how peer support can be implemented in real-world settings. Telephone peer support offers one approach to this. The purpose of this study is to evaluate telephone peer support provided by trained peer staff for high-risk groups, implemented according to key tasks or functions of the Reciprocal Peer Support model (RPS) providing both standardization and adaptability. The methods used in the study include the review of contact data for years 2015-2016 from telephone peer support services of Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care, serving veterans, police, mothers of children with special needs, and child protection workers; structured interviews with peer supporters and clients; and audit of case notes. Across 2015-2016, peer supporters made 64,786…
BMJ Open. 2015 Mar 20;5(3):e006620. [Pubmed Abstract]
The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Galdas P, Fell J, Bower P, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Gilbody S, Richardson G
To assess the effectiveness of self-management support interventions in men with long-term conditions.
A quantitative systematic review with meta-analysis.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was searched to identify published reviews of self-management support interventions. Relevant reviews were screened to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of self-management support interventions conducted in men alone, or which analysed the effects of interventions by sex.
Data on relevant outcomes, patient populations, intervention type and study quality were extracted. Quality appraisal was conducted using the Cochrane Risk of Bias…