Peer support interventions for family carers of adults with chronic mental or physical illness who are living at home

  • Protocol
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of peer support interventions on health-related quality of life (i.e. mental and physical health) and wellbeing of family carers who care for an adult relative with a chronic mental or physical illness at home.

Secondary objectives are:

  • to assess whether different features within each peer support intervention impact on its effects. These features could include: the facilitator (peer, versus peer and professional co-facilitators); format, duration, intensity of intervention; and quality of peer training.

  • to assess the effects of simple and multifaceted interventions (interventions with more than one component), and the particular features that are most effective.

  • to assess the effects of peer support interventions across different types of illness.