Optimizing lay counsellor services for chronic care in South Africa: a qualitative systematic review

A qualitative systematic review of the literature on lay counsellor services in South Africa

Abstract

Objective: To conduct a qualitative systematic review on the use of lay counsellors in South Africa to provide lessons on optimizing their use for psychological and behavioural change counselling for chronic long-term care in scare-resource contexts.

Method: A qualitative systematic review of the literature on lay counsellor services in South Africa.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) which is led by University of Cape Town

Citation

Inge Petersen, Lara Fairall, Catherine O. Egbe, Arvin Bhana. Optimizing lay counsellor services for chronic care in South Africa: a qualitative sytematic review. Patient Education and Counseling Volume 95, Issue 2, May 2014, Pages 201-210 DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.02.001

Optimizing lay counsellor services for chronic care in South Africa: a qualitative systematic review

Published 1 May 2014