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Designing and delivering facilitated storytelling interventions for chronic disease self-management: a scoping review

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Title
Designing and delivering facilitated storytelling interventions for chronic disease self-management: a scoping review
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BMC Health Services Research, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1474-7
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Enza Gucciardi, Nicole Jean-Pierre, Grace Karam, Souraya Sidani

Abstract

Little is known about how to develop and deliver storytelling as an intervention to support those managing chronic illnesses. This scoping review aims to describe the core elements of storytelling interventions in order to help facilitate its implementation. A scoping review was conducted in seven databases for articles published up to May 2014 to identify interventions that describe in detail how storytelling was used to support people in disease self-management interventions. Ten articles met all inclusion criteria. Core elements consistently observed across the storytelling interventions were: reflection and interactive meaning-making of experiences; principles of informality and spontaneity; non-directional and non-hierarchical facilitation; development of group norms and conduct to create a community among participants; and both an individual and collective role for participants. Differences were also observed across interventions, such as: the conceptual frameworks that directed the design of the intervention; the type and training of facilitators; intervention duration; and how session topics were selected and stories delivered. Furthermore, evaluation of the intervention and outcome assessment varied greatly across studies. The use of storytelling can be a novel intervention to enhance chronic disease self-management. The core elements identified in the review inform the development of the intervention to be more patient-centred by guiding participants to take ownership of and lead the intervention, which differs significantly from traditional support groups. Storytelling has the potential to provide patients with a more active role in their health care by identifying their specific needs as well as gaps in knowledge and skills, while allowing them to form strong bonds with peers who share similar disease-related experiences. However, measures of impact differed across interventions given the variation in chronic conditions. Our findings can guide future development and implementations of storytelling interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 106 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Researcher 10 9%
Other 23 21%
Unknown 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 24 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 15%
Social Sciences 11 10%
Psychology 8 7%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 24 22%

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