Effects of a companion program on college student volunteers and mental patients

Journal Article

Used a pretest-posttest control group design to assess the effects of a companion program on 20 college student volunteers and 21 mental patients. Results of change score analyses show that companionship was beneficial to some patients and detrimental to others, although responses to questionnaires indicated that hospital staff, student companions, and patients all had positive feelings about the companion program and wanted it to continue. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1976 American Psychological Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shipley, RH

Published Date

  • 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 688 - 689

PubMed ID

  • 939857

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0022-006X.44.4.688