Journal article

Skills, knowledge and attributes of support group leaders: A systematic review

Amanda Pomery, Penelope Schofield, Miranda Xhilaga, Karla Gough

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis was undertaken to deduce requisite knowledge, skills and attributes of cancer support group leaders. METHODS: Medline, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases were used to identify relevant literature. Inclusion criteria were made deliberately broad after pilot searches produced too few documents and included: adult group leaders who were volunteers, peers or professionals; published in English from database inception to February 2014. Data was extracted on: year of publication; country of authors' origin; study design (if relevant) and methods; group type and group leadership; sample description; and leader qualities. RESULTS: Forty-nine doc..

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