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It is time that self-management and associated concepts become the default position of health care systems

Self-management and self-care have been part of policy in many European health care systems for many years now. The NHS in England has now adopted a comprehensive model to make self-management part of everyday care. Jim Phillips, Executive Director for CEmPaC (www.cempac.org), who oversaw the implementation of the NHS Expert Patient Programme shares insights from the NHS and reflects on 20 years of development in the NHS.

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The importance of self-management support in times of COVID-19

It is of paramount importance to call stakeholders to action at macro-, meso-, and micro-levels to promote and support self-management as a base strategy in health planning for coping with COVID-19 during and after the lockdown periods.

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Self-management, a challenge for people with low health literacy that needs tailored action

Poor health literacy is shown to negatively affect people´s capacity to self-manage diseases. Monique Heijmans highlights the importance to improve health literacy and how COMPAR-EU aims to respond to health literacy problems.

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The integration of patients’ perspectives in self-management interventions research: why and how?

Healthcare requires the integration of patients’ values and preferences. In COMPAR-EU, we are applying different methods to include the patients’ perspective all alongside the different stages of the project. Ena Niño de Guzman explains the importance of including this type of evidence, the methodology applied until now, and how these aspects will be incorporated.

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Challenges in assessing the evidence from trials comparing multiple self-management interventions

Self-management interventions consist of several, possible interacting components. Dimitris Mavridis shares his experience of the statistical challenges in assessing the effectiveness of self-management interventions.

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The costs and benefits of reducing Obesity through self-management

The objective of the health care system is to generate health, and that may come at a price. Which price? That is the key question cost-effectiveness analyses aim to address.

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The role of general practitioner to empower patients in their self-management

The features of the general practice/family medicine speciality in Europe include developing a person-centred approach. Dr Francisco Camarelles Guillem shares his experience with the challenges that General Practitioners (GP) have to face in their practice.

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COMPAR-EU project and the importance of patient involvement

In 2019, European Patients’ Forum (EPF) has actively engaged with patients to ensure meaningful patient involvement is in place, and patient preferences are on board especially when it comes to key outputs produced by the project partners.

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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.

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Self-management on the go! The role of apps in self-management of chronic conditions

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.

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