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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados — 9/02/2011

CDSMP

Stanford School of Medicine

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves.


Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases

Goals Prevention:
Creates healthy environments , Promotes health and wellbeing in schools and early years , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Advances public education on the importance of early detection
Goals Treatment:
Promotes the training of health professionals , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Allows home care , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and an audio relaxation tape, Time for Healing.*

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.


1/01/2001

Progress

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

California

Stanford

CA 94305-5101
Practices Map
Patient education and self-management support Collaborative document
 
Patient education
 
 

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