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Self-management: one size does not fit all
University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Eindhoven University of Technology/University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.
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2013 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 92, no 1, 134-137 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Self-management for people with chronic diseases is now widely recognized as an essential part of treatment. Despite the high expectations and the growing body of evidence in terms of its effectiveness, a wide application of self-management programs is inhibited due to several challenges. Worldwide, a variety of complex and multifactorial interventions have been evaluated in very heterogeneous patient populations leaving healthcare professionals in doubt about what works best and what works in whom. In this letter to the editor the authors systematically reflect on the current evidence of patient-specific determinants of success of self-management and argument the urge for increased scientific efforts to establish tailored self-management in patients with chronic disease.

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2013. Vol. 92, no 1, 134-137 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-management, Chronic disease, Tailoring
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96406DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.02.009ISI: 000321483700021OAI: diva2:641701
Available from: 2013-08-19 Created: 2013-08-19 Last updated: 2013-08-19

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