Self-management for people with long-term neurological conditions

Chaplin, Hema and Hazan, Jill and Wilson, Patricia M. (2012) Self-management for people with long-term neurological conditions. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (6). pp. 250-257. ISSN 1462-4753. (doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2012.17.6.250) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Although English government policy has encouraged the implementation of self-management programmes in services for people with long-term conditions, the evidence for their efficacy has been limited. People with long-term neurological conditions use community-based health services including community nursing, and have particular needs in regards to self-management. This article provides an overview of the evidence for the effectiveness of self-management interventions for people with long-term neurological conditions, in particular those with stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. The current need for better interventions is highlighted, particularly the importance of providing condition-specific information and deliverance of interventions in a group setting to improve self-management outcomes. In response to weaknesses of previous self-management interventions for this population, an innovative Hertfordshire Neurological Service self-management programme is discussed, and the implications for future research are described.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 09:33 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 14:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39065 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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