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The use of patients' stories by self-help groups: a survey of voluntary organizations in the UK on the register of the College of Health.

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OBJECTIVE: First-hand accounts of illness experience are believed to provide important insights for other patients and their carers. We report the results of a survey that explored how patients' stories are being collected and used by self-help and voluntary groups. METHODS: The annual College of Health survey contacts 2 458 addresses, which includes many self-help groups and voluntary associations. A brief questionnaire for the self-help groups on the register was attached to the summer 1999...

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Herxheimer, A More by this author
McPherson, A More by this author
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Journal:
Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
176-181
Publication date:
2000-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1369-7625
ISSN:
1369-6513
URN:
uuid:3c28e6c7-06b2-4233-b213-8d181b3620ea
Source identifiers:
162361
Local pid:
pubs:162361
Language:
English
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