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Self-Help Groups MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Self-Help Groups
Tree Number(s)
N03.540.782
Unique ID
D012657
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012657
Scope Note
Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Entry Term(s)
Clubs, Therapeutic Social
Social Clubs, Therapeutic
Support Groups
Therapeutic Social Clubs
Previous Indexing
Organizations (1968-1972)
Public MeSH Note
79; was SOCIAL CLUBS see under ORGANIZATIONS 1975-78
Online Note
use SELF-HELP GROUPS to search SOCIAL CLUBS (now SOCIAL CLUBS, THERAPEUTIC see SELF-HELP GROUPS) 1973-78 (as Prov 1973-74)
History Note
79; was SOCIAL CLUBS see under ORGANIZATIONS 1975-78, was SOCIAL CLUBS 1973-74 (Prov)
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1994/05/23
Self-Help Groups Preferred
Clubs, Therapeutic Social Narrower
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