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Self-management of rheumatic diseases: State of the art and future perspectives

Iversen, M; Hammond, A; Betteridge, N


M Iversen

N Betteridge


Self-management interventions are patient-centred and designed to foster active participation of patients in order to promote well-being and to manage symptoms. Over the past two decades, the role of self-management in chronic diseases has gained momentum. Self-management programmes are now acknowledged as a key element of quality care. New modes of delivery allow greater access to information and are tailored to address patient needs. This systematic review presents data from clinical studies of self-management over the past decade, summarises the evidence for programme effectiveness, and suggests future research directions.


Iversen, M., Hammond, A., & Betteridge, N. (2010). Self-management of rheumatic diseases: State of the art and future perspectives. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 69(6), 955-963.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Deposit Date Jun 8, 2011
Publicly Available Date Jun 8, 2011
Journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD)
Print ISSN 0003-4967
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 6
Pages 955-963
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