Some considerations for using widowed self-help group leaders.

@article{Redburn1989SomeCF,
  title={Some considerations for using widowed self-help group leaders.},
  author={D E Redburn and M Juretich},
  journal={Gerontology & geriatrics education},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={89-98}
}
As part of a larger study on the adjustment of older adults to the loss of a spouse, psychosocial changes in widowed, peer self-help group leaders are examined. Moderate changes occurred in measures of grief, depression, self-esteem, life satisfaction, loneliness and competencies. Recommendations concerning the use of peer-type leaders include supplying ongoing professional support and providing adequate screening and training.