During 2013 and 2014, a research group at York, Manchester, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian Universities conducted a systematic review of the qualitative research relating to men’s experiences of self-management support. in order to identify the key elements that make self-management support appealing and accessible to men with LTCs.
The aim of the AQuA Shared Decision Making and Self-Management Support Collaborative programme was to achieve a 10% improvement in the number of patients actively engaged in their care and treatment. This report describes the work undertaken by 22 teams taking part in the programme and their learning.
This article summarises findings from a recent study of a telehealth programme published in Health Affairs, which found that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics both improved their disease management and reduced healthcare spending after receiving text reminders to watch their blood sugar and other aspects of the disease. The lead author argues that daily engagement with providers through smartphones can keep people on track with their self-management and help to build behavioural changes.