Evaluation and exploration of a social prescribing initiative: study protocol

Halder, M.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1608-6027, Wakefield, J.R.H. ORCID: 0000-0001-9155-9683, Bowe, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0491-1472, Kellezi, B. ORCID: 0000-0003-4825-3624, Mair, E., McNamara, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-3123-3678, Wilson, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-6670-9328 and Stevenson, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2438-6425, 2018. Evaluation and exploration of a social prescribing initiative: study protocol. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Attention is being given to healthcare initiatives with the potential to save money and improve lives. One example is Social Prescribing (SP), which supports patients whose ill-health is exacerbated by loneliness. While evidence has accumulated attesting to SP’s efficacy, one limitation has been the lack of a theoretical framework, which limits understanding of how tackling loneliness improves health. In our evaluation of an SP pathway, we adopt a 'Social Cure' approach, which posits that social relations affect health. Our study will evaluate the efficacy of the pathway and determine the extent to which group processes are responsible for health improvements.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Health Psychology
Creators: Halder, M.M., Wakefield, J.R.H., Bowe, M., Kellezi, B., Mair, E., McNamara, N., Wilson, I. and Stevenson, C.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 29 November 2018
ISSN: 1359-1053
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Oct 2018 14:56
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 13:52
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34708

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