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Adoption of Self-Management Interventions for Prevention and Care.

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Primary care (Impact Factor: 0.83). 12/2012; 39(4):649-660. DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2012.08.006
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ABSTRACT Seventy-five percent of health care costs can be attributed to chronic diseases, making prevention and management imperative. Collaborative patient self-management in primary care is efficacious in reducing symptoms and increasing quality of life. In this article, the authors argue that self-management interventions span the continuum of prevention and disease management. Self-management interventions rest on a foundation of 5 core actions: (1) activate motivation to change, (2) apply domain-specific information from education and self-monitoring, (3) develop skills, (4) acquire environmental resources, and (5) build social support. Several delivery vehicles are described and evaluated in terms of diffusion and cost-containment goals.

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