Priority 9 from the Complex Fractures PSP

UNCERTAINTY:Can peer support (from other patients) be used to help patients with complex fractures? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0105/9
Explanatory note Not available

Not mentioned in NICE guidelines specifically. No other relevant trial evidence Cochrane/PUBMED since 2015.

Health Research Classification System category Injuries and accidents
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples The lack of knowing what would happen. I can only speak from experience and my gender but having an open fracture was very shocking and seeing what my flap looked like was hard to deal with. To maybe have someone to talk to and see what they looked like nearer the time would of helped me so much more. ~  Access support network, other patients, forum ~ Nearby support group would have been helpful. Not immediately but later on or for my family. ~ Self help groups for mental support, falls prevention strategies, mental support is vital for polytauma but single bone/ limb trauma should only be supported after mental health in general is provided. I don’t think we have enough specialists in the uk to offer more support.
Submitted by 2 x Physio, 6 x Patient, 3 x Surgeon/Doctor 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0105
PSP name Complex Fractures
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 58  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 8th June 2021