Items in AFP with MESH term: Community Health Services

Supporting Self-management in Patients with Chronic Illness - Article

ABSTRACT: Support of patient self-management is a key component of effective chronic illness care and improved patient outcomes. Self-management support goes beyond traditional knowledge-based patient education to include processes that develop patient problem-solving skills, improve self-efficacy, and support application of knowledge in real-life situations that matter to patients. This approach also encompasses system-focused changes in the primary care environment. Family physicians can support patient self-management by structuring patient-physician interactions to identify problems from the patient perspective, making office environment changes that remove self-management barriers, and providing education individually and through available community self-management resources. The emerging evidence supports the implementation of practice strategies that are conducive to patient self-management and improved patient outcomes among chronically ill patients.


Becoming an Effective Physician Leader - Feature


Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan - Feature


Newsletter - AAFP News: AFP Edition


Reducing the Risk of SIDS Through Community Partnerships - Editorials


Thank You, Doctor - Close-ups


Strategies for Reducing Costs in Your Medical Community: The Grand Junction Experience - Feature


Newsletter - AAFP News: AFP Edition


NIH Issues Consensus Statement on the Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury - Special Medical Reports


Improving America's Health Requires Community-Level Solutions: Folsom Revisited - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers



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