Experiences of social support among participants in self-help groups related to coronary heart disease.

@article{Hildingh1994ExperiencesOS,
  title={Experiences of social support among participants in self-help groups related to coronary heart disease.},
  author={Cathrine I Hildingh and Kerstin Segesten and Calle Bengtsson and Bengt Fridlund},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={1994},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={219-26}
}
Self-help groups for coronary heart disease (CHD) patients were initiated by the Swedish National Association for Heart and Lung Patients in co-operation with Halland University College of Caring Science. Professional support was given in the form of a guidebook with health advice to be used at group meetings. The aims of this study were to describe the experiences of social support and the effects of health advice among people suffering from CHD and their next-of-kin participating in self-help… CONTINUE READING