Optimising care of patients with chronic disease: patient-oriented education may improve disease knowledge and self-management

Hayward, Kelly L., Horsfall, Leigh U., Ruffin, Brittany J., Cottrell, W. Neil, Chachay, Veronique S., Irvine, Katharine M., Martin, Jennifer H., Powell, Elizabeth E. and Valery, Patricia C. (2017) Optimising care of patients with chronic disease: patient-oriented education may improve disease knowledge and self-management. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 8: 952-955. doi:10.1111/imj.13505


Author Hayward, Kelly L.
Horsfall, Leigh U.
Ruffin, Brittany J.
Cottrell, W. Neil
Chachay, Veronique S.
Irvine, Katharine M.
Martin, Jennifer H.
Powell, Elizabeth E.
Valery, Patricia C.
Title Optimising care of patients with chronic disease: patient-oriented education may improve disease knowledge and self-management
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-5994
1444-0903
Publication date 2017-08-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/imj.13505
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Issue 8
Start page 952
End page 955
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 2724 Internal Medicine
Abstract Many patients with chronic disease do not possess the knowledge and skills required to access and interpret appropriate health information. A pilot study in people with liver cirrhosis (n = 50) identified that only 54% of patients could recall being given written information by a clinician and 64% had self-sought information, most commonly using the Internet. Many patients reported difficulties understanding the material and the majority wanted more accessible information. A pilot chronic disease educational booklet was well received by the study participants with 85% reporting it was helpful and 78% using it in between clinic appointments.
Keyword Chronic disease
Health education
Liver cirrhosis
Patient education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 1083090
Institutional Status UQ

 
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