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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeissen, Gregory J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGleason, David F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEmbree, M. G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:33:27Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:33:27Z
dc.date.issued1991-06en_US
dc.identifier1892137.0en_US
dc.identifier0364535en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican journal of community psychology. 1991 Jun; 19(3): 427-42.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0091-0562en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00938034en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4598
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractAssessed the needs of mutual-help groups in relation to how self-help clearinghouses can best assist. Most important problems centered on member involvement, attendance and recruitment, lack of public awareness, and finances. Most important needs were for greater public education and more referrals to groups. Significant differences were found across different types of organizational affiliation for the problems of recruitment of members, lack of public awareness, and problem members. The dynamic nature of mutual-help groups may naturally produce many of the turnover, attendance, and involvement problems which in turn generates the ongoing need to recruit new members in part through greater public awareness. Many of the goals and needs of mutual-help groups, coupled with the large number of group members, may lead to significant social and policy change in health and mental health services.en_US
dc.format.extent427-42en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Journal of Community Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAm J Community Psycholen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten_US
dc.subject.meshGoalsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLeadershipen_US
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Affiliationen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshProblem Solvingen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf-Help Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.titleAn assessment of the needs of mutual-help groupsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 1991 Plenum Publishingen_US


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