Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog
Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates
Empowering, engaging and educating individuals in self-management of chronic conditions can increase patient activation to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes.
The Agency for Health, Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange has 3 featured innovations that utilize novel strategies to improve disease-related knowledge and self-management behaviors among vulnerable populations.
AHRQ has provided a list of standardized self-management tools, curriculum content and a self-management support resource library:
Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Tool Kit for Clinicians
POWER Program Curriculum
Self-Management Support Resource Library
Written by Dr Kim Kuebler
Dr. Kim Kuebler is the Medical Team Leader for Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians, Savannah, GA. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner graduate from Emory University's School of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate from Vanderbilt University.