Chronic Physical Illness

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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This groundbreaking book provides a much-needed overview of self-management in chronic physical illness. It provides the theoretical and conceptual background to self-management, as well as examining issues related to the delivery of self-management interventions in chronic illness. The chapters systematically review the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions in a range of different chronic conditions, including: . Asthma. Coronary artery disease. Heart failure. COPD. Hypertension. Diabetes. Rheumatoid arthritis ..Authored by a range of leading international authors, each of them experts in the chronic diseases they discuss, the book is key reading for a wide range of health care professionals dealing with individuals with chronic conditions, including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, health psychologists and occupational therapists. The book concludes by looking at the future of self-management for chronic illness...Contributors:Susan J. Blalock, Debbie Cooke, Angela Coulter, Robert F. DeVellis, Joe Ellins, Maarten J. Fischer, Wendy Hardeman, Eric S. Hart, Paul Higgs, Martin Hyde, Ad A. Kaptein, Kate Lorig, Patrick McGowan, Susan Michie, Debra K. Moser, Serap Osman, Jerry C. Parker, Sheetal Patel, Nina Rieckmann, Margreet Scharloo, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Timothy C. Skinner, Jane R. Smith, Lucia Snoei, Frank J. Snoek, Stephen Sutton, John Weinman, Manuel Paz Yepez

Author Biography

Stanton Newman is Professor of Health Psychology and Head of the Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences at University College London, UK.

..Elizabeth Steed is a Chartered Health Psychologist working at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. In addition, she is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London, UK.

..Kathleen Mulligan is a Chartered Health Psychologist and a Research Fellow at University College London, UK.

Table of Contents

About the editorsp. vi
List of contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The health profile of ageing populationsp. 3
Changing attitudes to the role of patients in health carep. 28
Self-management and behaviour change: theoretical modelsp. 47
Different types and components of self-management interventionsp. 64
Delivery of self-management interventionsp. 78
Training and quality assurance of self-management interventionsp. 98
Facilitating self-management through telemedicine and interactive health communication applicationsp. 120
Development and evaluation of self-management interventionsp. 135
Outcomes of self-management interventionsp. 148
Self-Management in Specific Conditions
Diabetesp. 169
Rheumatoid arthritisp. 189
Asthmap. 204
Coronary artery diseasep. 224
Heart failurep. 238
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)p. 254
Hypertensionp. 271
Conclusion: The integration of self-management into routine healthcarep. 289
Indexp. 299
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