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Table 1 Characteristics of studies ᅟ

From: Designing and delivering facilitated storytelling interventions for chronic disease self-management: a scoping review

Author, year, Country Study design, sample size Health condition Participant age, gender Ethnicity or race, Socioeconomic Status Study objective Conceptual framework for intervention Facilitator
Comellas (2010), [25] United States Pilot Study using pretest/post-test controls, n = 17 Diabetes Mellitus 66.8 years (average), 71 % female Minority Adults in Urban communities To improve diabetes self-management behaviors by becoming more physically active, eating healthier, adhering to medication, solving problem and setting goals. Not Stated Community Health Promoters
Crogan, Evans & Bendel (2008)a, [24] United States Descriptive pilot project using pretest/post-test controls, n = 7 Cancer 48–74 years, 86 % female Unknown To evaluate symptom reports and the impact of a nurse-led storytelling intervention occurring in a supportive group setting Watson’s (1985) 10 Carative Factors Nurse
Evans, Crogan & Bendel (2008)a, [38] United States Descriptive single blind pilot project, n = 10 Cancer 48–74 years, 86 % female Unknown To develop a nurse-led storytelling intervention for oncology patients, and implement the intervention using trained oncology nurses Watson’s (1988) Theory of Human Caring Oncology nurse educators
Greenhalgh et al. (2011a)b[12], United Kingdom Pilot randomized controlled trial, n = 79 (10–12 per group) Diabetes Mellitus Unknown Minority ethnic, Low income To refine and test the new complex intervention in diabetes education; informal story-sharing group Not Stated Bilingual Health Advocate
Greenhalgh, Collard & Begum (2005b), [26] United Kingdom Action research framework drawing on thematic and narrative analysis n = 42 Diabetes Mellitus Unknown Multi-ethnic, Low income To develop and refine complex interventions for diabetes support and education in minority ethnic groups Not Stated Bilingual Health Advocate
Greenhalgh et al. (2011b), [15] United Kingdom T hematic and narrative analysis n = 82 (groups of 7–12) Diabetes Mellitus 25–82 years, 73 % female African Caribbean & Bangladeshi & Tamil & Punjabi/Urdu & Somali, Low income To analyze narratives of people with diabetes to inform design of culturally congruent self-management education programmes Not Applicable Bilingual Health Advocate
Koch & Kralik (2001), [28] Australia Participatory Stringer’s Action Research Approach n = 8 Multiple Sclerosis & Urinary Incontinence 52 years (average), 100 % female Unknown, Mixed income To describe the development and implementation of an action research program focusing on understanding the experience of living with chronic illness Not Stated 1st author (a nurse) in 1st group, inexperienced research student in 2nd group
Piana (2010), [20] Italy N = 94 (total) Descriptive narrative Diabetes Mellitus 16 years (average), 44 % female No socio-demographic data were considered. To induce a narrative-autobiographical approach in the care and education of adolescents with type-1 diabetes and observe the effects of this novel approach on adolescents’ self-awareness, concern for self-care, and well-being. Narrative-Autobiographical Approach Doctors, Nurses, Educators, Trainers, Dieticians, Psychologists
Sitvast (2013) [27], the Netherlands Multiple-case design, n = 42 Psychiatric Disorders Unknown Unknown To investigate whether the process of making photo stories in health care matches with requirements of self-motivation in self-management programs Social Cognitive & Ecological Theories on Health Behavior Nurses and Occupational Therapists
Struthers et al. (2003) [17], United States Descriptive phenomenological, n = 147 (5–20 per circle) Diabetes Mellitus Unknown Native American, Unknown To find out what the experiences of American Indian Talking Circle participants are Not stated Community members with expertise in the culture
  1. (a or b) same intervention