A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness
2012 (English)In: Advances in Nursing Science, ISSN 0161-9268, E-ISSN 1550-5014, Vol. 35, no 3, 194-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nearly 50% of adults have one or more chronic illnesses. Self-care is considered essential in the management of chronic illness, but the elements of self-care in this context have not been specified in a middle-range theory. This article describes a middle-range theory of self-care that addresses the process of maintaining health with health promoting practices within the context of the management required of a chronic illness. The key concepts include self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management. Assumptions and propositions of the theory are specified. Factors influencing self-care including experience, skill, motivation, culture, confidence, habits, function, cognition, support from others, and access to care are described.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins , 2012. Vol. 35, no 3, 194-204 p.
chronic illness, middle-range theory, self-care
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81836DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318261b1baISI: 000307647000010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81836DiVA: diva2:556587