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Title: Chronic disease self-management: a pilot training program for people with chronic conditions
Authors: Misan, Gary
Harvey, Peter William
Warren, Kate
Fuller, Jeffrey
Petkov, John
Keywords: Public health
Health care
Chronic illness
Rural areas
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Australian Rural Health Education Network
Citation: Misan, G., Harvey, P., Warren, K., Fuller, J., & Petkov, J., 2010. Chronic disease self-management: a pilot training program for people with chronic conditions. In: Larson, A. and Lyle, D. (eds.). A Bright Future for Rural Health: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Rural and Remote Australian Health Care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network, 13-16.
Abstract: People suffering chronic conditions can be overwhelmed by their health problems. They may be discouraged that they will develop complications, or they may be struggling to cope with other personal and family issues. International research shows that when patients and their general practitioners (GPs) and other health care providers set goals together, and when patients gain management skills in a peer-led group, their knowledge and confidence increase, their health and quality of life improves, and they use fewer health services. This South Australian pilot replicated these findings, demonstrating that best practice in chronic condition management can succeed, even in rural areas with shortages of health professionals, busy GPs and smaller numbers of potential participants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26212
ISBN: 9780977568734
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