Health Promotion; a continuing role for Peer Support Workers in Drug Health Service Liver Clinics

Author: N Shrestha, K Teevan, F Tenison, J Pritchard Jones E Haines E, Doherty P Haber

Theme: Social Science & Policy Research Year: 2017

In 2015 a PSW commenced at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital DHS Clinic. During routine interactions in a hepatology outreach clinic, anecdotal observations of overweight/obesity prevalence, median age range, and cirrhosis prevalence were estimated. A literature review of effectiveness of healthy lifestyle promotion interventions and the role of PSWs in increasing involvement of clients in these interventions was conducted.

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