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Scientific Review

Peer support offers a wide variety of benefits. These benefits are confirmed and explained by scientific surveys and studies.

Overall, studies have shown that peer support:

  • Decreases morbidity and mortality rates

  • Increases life expectancy

  • Increases knowledge about a disease

  • Improves self-efficacy

  • Improves health status and self-care skills, including treatment adherence

  • Reduces the need for emergency services

In addition, people using peer support services report reduced depression, increased self-esteem and self-efficacy, and improved quality of life.


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Peer Support Québec Litterature Reviews

Peer Support and HIV

Peer Support and Autism

Peer Support and Mental Health

Peer Support and Addictions

Peer Support and Natives

Professionalization of Peer Support

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