Date of Award

Fall 2023

Document Type

Project Open Access


In our study, we looked at six main areas of life (LIBRE domains) to see how people who received support from peers after a burn injury, compared to those who did not get such support. The standard score was determined to be 50, with 40 being one standard deviation below the norm and 60 being one standard deviation above the norm. Those who did not receive peer support had higher social participation scores than those who received peer support across all six domains. Though, those who did receive peer support and those who did not receive peer support both had low social participation scores overall compared to the LIBRE norm of 50. Researchers hypothesize this may be due to those who did not seek out peer support feeling they already have their needs met, or do not wish to revisit their prior burn trauma.