Long Term Health Conditions 2011

December 7, 2011

Source: Department of Health (DH)

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Date of publication: Nov 2011

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: This study was commissioned from Ipsos Mori by the DH into attitudes of people with long term conditions towards “self care” and their use of NHS services. The report also reports the general public perception of the NHS and their behaviour relating to their own health.

Length of publication: 66 pages

Acknowledgements: Patient Information Forum


The role of proactive coping to achieve behavioural change

June 7, 2009

Title:   Beyond good intentions: the role of proactive coping in achieving sustained behavioural change in the context of diabetes management

Source:    Psychology & Health; 24 (3) p.237-254

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Date of publication:  01 March 2009

Publication type:  Clinical trial

In a nutshell:   This RCT examines a self-management intervention to support patients recently diagnosed with type-2 diabetes to improve their self-care behaviours. The intervention is based on proactive coping to predict the maintenance of changes in behaviour, examining the role of anticipation and planning in maintaining self care. The intervention was successful regarding improved diet and exercise resulting in weight loss over 12 months. Proactive coping was seen to be a good predictor of long term self management.

Length of publication:   17 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement   Cinahl


The Chronic Care Model and cardiovascular risk

June 7, 2009

Title:   Are elements of the Chronic Care Model associated with cardiovascular risk factor control in type 2 diabetes?

Source:  Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety; 35 (3) p.133-138

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Date of publication:  01 March 2009

Publication type:   Research

In a nutshell:  This article examines the relationship between control of CV risk factors, patient self-care behaviors, and the presence of CCM (Chronic Care Model) components across multiple primary care clinic settings. 30 consecutive patients were enrolled from 20 clinics across South Texas  (618 in total) and were asked about their stage of change for: diet, exercise, glucose monitoring, and medication adherence. Risk factors for CV disease among patients with diabetes are associated with the structure and design of the clinical microsystem where care is delivered. Future interventions should focus on clinician knowledge and the clinical microsystem’s structure and design to reduce the burden of CV disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication:  5 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:   Cinahl


Chronic care program helps diabetics learn to manage their disease: one-stop clinics

February 6, 2009

Source: Case Management Advisor http://search.ebscohost.com/

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This article reviews a chronic care program for diabetics at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Tucson, AZ, which provides recommended care at a reduced cost and copay, helps them develop self-management goals, and supports them when they go back into their communities.

Length of Publication: 3 pages

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Acknowledgements: Cinahl