Get Up, Stand Up! Self-Management Support for Chronic Conditions Alex J. Reed, PsyD, MPH Director of Behavioral Health Education
Learning Objectives • Discuss the benefits of self-management support for primary care patients with chronic diseases. • Explore techniques to eliciting and developing brief action plans. • Describe techniques for implementing self-management support strategies for primary care settings.
What works for self- management? • Involve people in decision making • Emphasize problem solving • Develop care plans as a partnership between patients and providers/professionals • Promoting and negotiating healthy lifestyles and educating people about how to self-manage • Motivating people to self manage using targeted approaches and structured information and support DeSilva, 2011, “Helping People Help Themselves”
Create Your Own Action Plan • What is the problem? • List ideas to solve the problem? • List what are you going to do? • How much will you do? • When will you do this? • How often will you do the activity?
References • Desilva, R. (2011). Evidence: Helping people help themselves. London: The Health Foundation. • Bodenheimer, T., Abramowitz, S. (2010). Helping patients help themselves: How to implement self-management support. California Healthcare Foundation. • Lorig, K., Holman, H., Sobel, D., Laurent, D., Gonzalez, V., Minor, M. (2012). Living a healthy life with chronic conditions. Boulder: Bull Publishing Co.