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dc.contributor.authorChamberlin, Judi
dc.contributor.authorRogers, E. Sally
dc.contributor.authorEllison, Marsha Langer
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:24.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:07:26Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:07:26Z
dc.date.issued1996-09-01
dc.date.submitted2011-09-26
dc.identifier.citationChamberlin, J., Rogers, E., Ellison, M. (1996). Self-help programs: A description of their characteristics and their members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 19(3), 33-42. <a href="http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/articles/1996/chamberlin-etal1996.pdf">Link to article on publisher's website</a>
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45340
dc.description<p>At the time of publication, Marsha Langer Ellison was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.</p>
dc.description.abstractUser-run programs have proliferated in the past 10 years, yet there are few empirically-based studies about them. A survey of self-help programs was undertaken to increase our understanding about the users of such programs, their demographics, and their perceptions of how such programs have affected the quality of their lives. Respondents were also asked about their satisfaction with user-run programs. The study was conducted using a Participatory Action Research paradigm (Whyte, 1991), using an advisory committee of persons who have used such pro­grams, and with the intention of developing an evaluation methodology that could be replicated in future studies of user-run programs. Despite limitations in representativeness, these survey results are useful in understanding the perceptions of self-help members. Results of the survey and the methodology are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Help Groups
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleSelf help programs: A description of their characteristics and their members
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitlePsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
dc.source.volume19
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1483&amp;context=psych_cmhsr&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/449
dc.identifier.contextkey2259013
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T17:07:26Z
html.description.abstract<p>User-run programs have proliferated in the past 10 years, yet there are few empirically-based studies about them. A survey of self-help programs was undertaken to increase our understanding about the users of such programs, their demographics, and their perceptions of how such programs have affected the quality of their lives. Respondents were also asked about their satisfaction with user-run programs. The study was conducted using a Participatory Action Research paradigm (Whyte, 1991), using an advisory committee of persons who have used such pro­grams, and with the intention of developing an evaluation methodology that could be replicated in future studies of user-run programs. Despite limitations in representativeness, these survey results are useful in understanding the perceptions of self-help members. Results of the survey and the methodology are discussed.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/449
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Health Policy and Research
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research
dc.source.pages33-42


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