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This blog is powered by COMPAR-EU, an EU-funded project that identifies, compares, and ranks the most effective and cost-effective self-management interventions (SMIs) for adults in Europe living with type 2 diabetes, obesity, COPD, and heart failure. The project will provide support for policymakers, guideline developers and professionals to make informed decisions on the adoption of the most suitable self-management interventions through an IT platform, featuring decision-making tools adapted to the needs of a wide range of end users (including researchers, patients, and industry).
With our Self-Management Blog, we inform you about developments in research, policy, and practice. Self-experience reports, interviews, guest articles, and more are published monthly. Beyond that, the COMPAR-EU team recommends monthly interesting scientific articles for reading.
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LATEST BLOG ARTICLES
Community health care can complement professional help. Positive effects can come from a sense of belonging. Cristina Spoiala explains how community health care can contribute to self-managing health.
Successfully self-managing a chronic condition can be challenging. In this blog, Raymond Nangle, patient advocate, shares his experiences on the significant challenges he has overcome to self-manage three chronic conditions.
LATEST SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Qualitative evidence synthesis for complex interventions and guideline development: clarification of the purpose, designs and relevant methods
BMJ Global health published a series of papers commissioned by the WHO on the implications of complexity for systematic reviews and guideline development. Another one out of this series: https://bit.ly/2EyePrn
Those have been useful as a starting point for COMPAR-EU and we aim to also contribute to advance the methodology to synthesis evidence for complex interventions further.