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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T23:01:01Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T23:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/12189
dc.description.abstractPeer-led support groups for long-term health conditions are inexpensive and beneficial resources. However, literature on peer-led support is minimal and suggests that these groups face many challenges. The current study endeavored to explore the challenges and functions of peer-led support groups for long-term health conditions; further, examining how the implementation of the role of a Facilitator for these groups could negate some of the challenges and increase the prevalence and effectiveness of groups. Through focus groups and individual interviews with Group Leaders, Health Professionals and Group Participants involved in peer-led support groups, the current study identified 7 emergent themes. These themes were discussed and analyzed, particularly in relation to the experience of peer-led support groups and the possibility for the development of the role of a facilitator in the future.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectChronically illen_US
dc.subjectServices foren_US
dc.subjectSelf-help groupsen_US
dc.subjectGroup facilitationen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social work::Disability researchen_US
dc.title"Peer-led support for long term health conditions : its functions, benefits and challenges and how the role of a facilitator could increase effectiveness" : a Masters thesisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US


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