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Table 1 Study Characteristics

From: A systematic review and meta-analysis of group peer support interventions for people experiencing mental health conditions

Study ID Intervention Category Country N Diagnoses Sex % F Ethnicity, % BAME Age Employed %
Ben-Zeev 2018 [52] Peer Support group: Self-management USA 163 49% SS 28% BPD 33% MDD 40 72 49 N/R
Cook 2012a [53,54,55] Peer Support group: Self-management USA 555 20% SS, 38% BPD, 25% DD, 15% other 66 37 46 15
Cook 2012b [56, 57] Peer Support group: Self-management USA 428 21% SS, 40% BPD, 18% DD
9% other
56 46 43 9
Eisen 2012 [58] Peer support group: Self-management USA 298 Psychotic disorders, DD, alcohol/ substance misuse disorders (% N/R) 8 33 72% were 36–60 years N/R
Kaplan 2011 [59] Mutual support: online group USA 300 22% SS, 78% affective disorders 66 8 47 63
Corrigan 2015 [60] Peer Support group: Anti-Stigma USA 205 N/R 64 64 46 24
Rüsch 2014 [61] Peer Support group: Anti-stigma SC 100 27% SS
20% BPD
60% DD
59 2 42 19
Russinova 2014 [62] Peer Support group: Anti-stigma USA 82 34% SS
33% BPD
26% DD
7% other
68 31 68% were > 40 years 16
  1. Ages and Inpatient admissions are reported as Means and % respectively unless otherwise stated
  2. USA United States of America, SC Switzerland Confederation, N Total number of participants randomised, SS schizophrenia spectrum disorders, BPD Bipolar Disorder, MDD Major Depressive Disorder, N/R not recorded, DD Depressive disorder, Other category reported by papers, BAME Black Asian and Minority Ethnicity, (F) Female