Special Issue "Self-Management and Health Promotion in Chronic Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
Interests: self-management support; advanced nursing; chronic illness; adolescent health; transitional care; patient empowerment; nursing
Interests: self-management of (young) people with chronic conditions; transitional care; patient empowerment; patient reported outcomes; quality of life; intervention evaluation
Interests: self-management support; implementation science; knowledge translation; nursing care; (pediatric) intensive care; delirium
Living with a chronic condition requires ongoing adjustment to physical, psychological, and social demands. To date, patients are expected to be flexible and to take an active role in their disease management in the form of self-management. In the definition of Barlow et al. (2002): “Self-management refers to the individual’s ability to manage the symptoms, treatment, physical and psychosocial consequences and life style changes inherent in living with a chronic condition. Efficacious self-management encompasses ability to monitor one’s condition and to effect the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional responses necessary to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. Thus, a dynamic and continuous process of self-regulation is established.” To be able to do so, patients need certain problem-solving skills, have to make decisions, find and utilize resources, form partnership with their healthcare professionals, and take action. Given these requirements, most patients will need self-management support from healthcare professionals and relatives.
This Special Issue invites papers exploring the full range of (multidisciplinary) self-management support. We particularly welcome original research into components that contribute to the success or failure of self-management interventions and about how self-management support can be implemented and optimized to the patient’s perspective.
Dr. AnneLoes van Staa
Dr. Jane Sattoe
Dr. Erwin Ista
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- Self-management support
- Family-based self-management support
- Self-management interventions
- Evaluation of self-management (support) interventions
- Measurement of self-management (components)
- Patient empowerment