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J Gerontol Nurs. 1998 Oct;24(10):16-23.

Benefits to volunteers in a community-based health promotion and chronic illness self-management program for the elderly.

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  • 1MacColl Institute, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Abstract

1. Volunteers for health promotion programs tend to be younger and healthier than program participants. 2. Volunteers in a health promotion program reported improved health and function. 3. Nurses involved in health promotion programs can extend their efforts by using trained volunteers.

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