Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

Qualitative

5.31.17

Online Peer-to-Peer Communities in the Daily Lives of People With Chronic Illness: A Qualitative Systematic Review

Qual Health Res. 2017 Jan;27(1):89-99. [Pubmed Abstract]

Kingod N, Cleal B, Wahlberg A, Husted GR

Abstract
This qualitative systematic review investigated how individuals with chronic illness experience online peer-to-peer support and how their experiences influence daily life with illness. Selected studies were appraised by quality criteria focused upon research questions and study design, participant selection, methods of data collection, and methods of analysis. Four themes were identified: (a) illness-associated identity work, (b) social support and connectivity, (c) experiential knowledge sharing, and (d) collective voice and mobilization. Findings indicate that online peer-to-peer communities provide a supportive space for daily self-care related to chronic illness. Online communities provided a valued space to strengthen social ties and exchange knowledge that supported offline ties and patient-doctor relationships. Individuals used online communities to exchange…

5.5.16

Toward A Scalable, Patient-Centered CHW Model: Adapting the IMPaCT Intervention for Use in the Outpatient Setting

Popul Health Manag. 2016 Mar 23. [Pubmed Abstract]

Toward A Scalable, Patient-Centered Community Health Worker Model: Adapting the IMPaCT Intervention for Use in the Outpatient Setting
Kangovi S, Carter T, Charles D, Smith RA, Glanz K, Long JA, Grande D

Abstract
Community health worker (CHW) programs are an increasingly popular strategy for patient-centered care. Many health care organizations are building CHW programs through trial and error, rather than implementing or adapting evidence-based interventions. This study used a qualitative design-mapping process to adapt an evidence-based CHW intervention, originally developed and tested in the hospital setting, for use among outpatients with multiple chronic conditions. The study involved qualitative in-depth, semi-structured interviews with chronically ill, uninsured, or Medicaid outpatients from low-income zip codes (n = 21) and their primary care practice staff (n = 30). Three key themes informed adaptation of the…

4.13.16

“They’re Doing Something That Actually No One Else Can Do”

J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Jan-Mar;39(1):76-86. [Pubmed Abstract]

“They’re Doing Something That Actually No One Else Can Do”: A Qualitative Study of Peer Support and Primary Care Integration
Mayer MK, Urlaub DM, Guzman-Corrales LM, Kowitt SD, Shea CM, Fisher EB

Abstract
Peer support (PS) is a strategy for improving quality of care for people with chronic disease and is increasingly being integrated with primary care. We conducted semistructured qualitative interviews with 18 staff members from 4 practices that have integrated PS and primary care. From these interviews, we identified several benefits of PS and primary care integration as well as challenges to integrating and sustaining PS programs. We also identified key considerations and strategies for facilitating integration. Strategies for developing messaging to promote understanding of the unique role of peer supporters are discussed.

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