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LATEST BLOG ARTICLES
Gender perspective and self-management interventions on chronic diseases: diabetes, obesity, COPD and heart failure
The success of SMIs can be measured by concepts such as self-efficacy, knowledge and quality of life. The barriers to achieving a healthier lifestyle can differ for men and women. Therefore, SMIs should be personalized to address women’s unique needs, and additional emotional and psychosocial support should be readily accessible.
COMPAR-EU has provided key resources for supporting self-management: a taxonomy of interventions, core outcome sets for the four chronic conditions built together with patients and providers; reviews and analyses of more than 1600 randomized control trials allowing comparison of the different self-management components effectiveness; cost effectiveness analyses and studies on the influence of context in developing self-management interventions (SMIs).
LATEST SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Effectiveness of eHealth Self-management Interventions in Patients With Heart Failure: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical syndrome associated with substantial morbidity, a heavy economic burden, and high risk of readmission. eHealth self-management interventions may be an effective way to improve HF clinical outcomes. Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of eHealth self-management in patients with HF.