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Title: A randomised trial of the Flinders Program to improve patient self-management competencies in a range of chronic conditions: study rationale and protocol
Authors: Battersby, Malcolm Wayne
Harris, Melanie
Reed, Richard Lewis
Harvey, Peter William
Woodman, Richard John
Frith, Peter Anthony
Keywords: Health
Self-management
Chronic illness
Randomised controlled trial
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Australasian Medical Journal
Citation: Battersby, M.W., Harris, M., Reed, R., Harvey, P., Woodman, R.J. & Frith, P.A., 2010. A randomised trial of the Flinders Program to improve patient self-management competencies in a range of chronic conditions: study rationale and protocol. Australasian Medical Journal, 3(3), 198-204.
Abstract: Supporting self management is seen as an important health service strategy in dealing with the large and increasing health burden of chronic conditions. Several types of self-management programs are available. Evidence to date suggests that disease-specific and lay-led self management programs provide only part of the support needed for improved outcomes. The Flinders Program is promising as a generic self management intervention, which can be combined with targeted disease-specific and lay-led interventions, but it has yet to be evaluated for a range of chronic conditions using a rigorous controlled trial design. This paper gives the rationale for a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of the Flinders Program of chronic condition self-management in community practice, and details and justifies the design of such a study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26154
ISSN: 1836-1935
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