Resources for health: a social-ecological intervention for supporting self-management of chronic conditions

Riley, K. M., Glasgow, R. E. and Eakin, E. G. (2001) Resources for health: a social-ecological intervention for supporting self-management of chronic conditions. Journal of Health Psychology, 6 6: 693-705. doi:10.1177/135910530100600607


Author Riley, K. M.
Glasgow, R. E.
Eakin, E. G.
Title Resources for health: a social-ecological intervention for supporting self-management of chronic conditions
Journal name Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1053
1461-7277
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/135910530100600607
Volume 6
Issue 6
Start page 693
End page 705
Total pages 13
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract There is a pressing need for practical interventions to support self-management of chronic illness that can be integrated with primary care, and that take into account the patient's social environment. This pilot study was conducted with low-income clients of a community health center and focused on enhancing use of social-environmental resources supportive of self-management. Twenty-eight patients having at least one chronic illness, randomized to immediate versus delayed treatment conditions, met once with a health educator to develop a self-management plan, and received one follow-up phone call and two newsletters. Significant improvements in use of community resources, minutes of physical activity, and medication adherence were obtained compared to control. Integrating brief selfmanagement counseling with social environmental support appeared effective, although much more can be done to better link counseling to primary care practice.
Keyword Chronic illness
Low income
Physical activity
Self-management
Social environment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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