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Learning Outcome: Seventy-five percent of participants will demonstrate knowledge of a study designed to describe gender minority persons' perceptions of their experiences in a peer-led support group, as well as identify the priorities for their well-being, within the context of the Roy Adaptation Model, by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the outcomes-based posttest.


Learning Objectives: After completing this continuing professional development activity, the participant will be able to apply knowledge gained to:


1. Recognize the background information the authors presented along with their study describing gender minority persons' perceptions of their experiences in a peer-led support group.


2. Identify the group-attendance specifics of the participants in the authors' study of gender minority persons' perceptions of their experiences in a peer-led support group.


3. Select the results of the authors' study of gender minority persons' perceptions of their experiences in a peer-led support group that might lend insight to those supporting or caring for this population.



1. Compared with their cisgender heterosexual counterparts, gender minority persons report having attempted suicide how many more times?


a. about three


b. almost six


c. nearly ten


2. According to Roy's Adaptation Model (RAM), adaptation is reflected in behaviors that are more or less


a. evolved.


b. integrated.


c. substantive.


3. An example of a cognator coping process is


a. making judgments.


b. getting sufficient sleep.


c. having efficient motor responses.


4. Results of the authors' study indicated that most of the participants had attended a peer-led support group at a specific resource center


a. once a month for six months to a year.


b. twice each month for one to two years.


c. every other week for two to three years.


5. For all the peer-led support groups, the participants described their group as


a. loosely structured.


b. comprised of approximately 18 to 20 people.


c. combining transmale, transfemale, and/or non-binary people.


6. From the content analysis of the study data, the decision to "come out" or disclose ones' gender minority identity emerged as reflecting elements of which of the following initial themes capturing the participants' experiences in and outcomes of the peer-led support groups?


a. improved/positive outlook


b. self-acceptance/self-determination


c. stressors (internal, external, and/or intersectional)


7. Which of the following initial themes reflected the self-ideal aspect of the self-concept mode of adaptation?


a. community engagement


b. exploration


c. identity


8. The authors defined which of the following as a new theme uncovered in the data, which refers to the principle of being true to oneself?


a. authenticity


b. integrity


c. veracity


9. When gender minority persons undergo medical intervention via affirmative hormone therapy, it is a priority to understand


a. the need for professional counseling.


b. the recommended laboratory levels.


c. how the individual patient feels.


10. Given the pervasive mistrust toward healthcare environments among gender minority persons, James et al. (2016) and others suggested that knowing how to actively follow through with which of the following might provide an opportunity to foster trust?


a. safety interventions


b. community level referrals


c. supportive self-disclosure