A review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of peer-delivered health promotion interventions for young people

Source:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre - EPPI-Centre
Publisher:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
Publication date:
01 November 1999

Abstract

The aim of the review was to survey the available literature in order to examine critically the claim that the peer-delivered approach is a more appropriate and effective method of promoting young people's health than more traditional approaches. The review looks across health topics; maps the available literature on peer-delivered health promotion; contains a methodological appraisal of the quality of studies which evaluate interventions; and identifies a number of recommendations which might inform future research and practice in this area.

This review was part of the evidence base that informed the Children's NSF.