Peer support interventions for parents and carers of children with complex needs

To assess the effects of peer support interventions on a range of psychological and psychosocial outcomes for parents and other family carers of children with complex needs, compared with control.

Attention will be given to both positive or negative outcomes for parents and carers associated with participation in such groups or programs. As caring and financial demands on these parents and carers are high, a secondary objective of this review is to collect and report data related to barriers to participation, as documented in qualitative research reported as part of the included studies on intervention effectiveness.

This is a protocol.