Self-management approaches for people with chronic conditions: a review

J Barlow, Christine Wright, J Sheasby, A Turner, J Hainsworth

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of self-management approaches for people with chronic conditions. The literature reviewed was assessed in terms of the nature of the self-management approach and the effectiveness. Findings are discussed under the headings of: chronic conditions targeted, country where intervention was based, type of approach (e.g. format, content, tutor, setting), outcomes and effectiveness. The last of these focused on reports of randomised controlled studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002


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