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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).
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LATEST BLOG ARTICLES
Network meta-analysis is tailored to deal with multicomponent interventions such as self-management interventions. We briefly discuss the challenges of analyzing multicomponent interventions and the benefits and limitations of two approaches (standard network meta-analysis and component network meta-analysis).
LATEST SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Do Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) Self-Management Interventions Consider Health Literacy and Patient Activation? A Systematic Review
Self-management interventions aimed at using both health literacy and patient activation can greatly benefit COPD patients. This review provides insights into how frequently self-management interventions include features that address health literacy and patient activation.