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Self-Management of Chronic Disease: A Webliography

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 23/06/2010 09:58

Meeting the needs of people with chronic diseases is one of the major challenges facing U.S. health care today. Chronic disease is the leading cause of illness, disability, and death in the United States. It accounts for the majority of health care resources used each year and places substantial burdens on the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. Successful chronic disease self-management is a partnership between an informed patient, the patient's family or caregiver, and the health professionals who care for the patient. Information available on the Internet can enable the patient to become an active partner in decision making and care.

Taylor MV, Stephenson PL. Self-Management of Chronic Disease: A Webliography. Journal of Consumer Health On the Internet. 2008;12(4):349-360. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15398280802451654




Mary Virginia Taylor - Mary Virginia Taylor, MLS (MaryVirginia.Taylor@va.gov) is Chief Librarian, VA Medical Center at Memphis, 1030 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, and Priscilla Stephenson, MSLS, MSEd, AHIP (Priscilla.Stephenson@va.gov) is Chief, Library Service, G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery VA Med