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Testing and implementing self-management programs: new approaches needed in Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy
Promising Health Care Technologies, of which self-management programs are excellent examples, require new approaches, tools and foremost: attitudes in health practice, in health care research and in health policy.
With the rise of interest in self-management both in the academic circles and in day-to-day life, apps promising support to self-manage have increased significantly with mixed results and some promising tendencies.
There are various well-known myths about decision aids used in the clinical encounter. One of the most persistent one is the myth that decision aids extend the clinical encounter.
Successful self-management of a chronic condition goes far beyond the regular pill intake. Jacqueline Bowman-Busato shares her experiences on the challenges she had to face on her way to successful self-management.