Ein Blick Down Under. Selbstmanagementinitiativen und Patientenschulungen in Australien

Schwarze, M, Kirchhof, R, Schuler, M, Musekamp, G, Nolte, S, Jordan, J.E, Osborne, Richard, Ehlebracht-König, I, Faller, H and Gutenbrunner, C 2008, Ein Blick Down Under. Selbstmanagementinitiativen und Patientenschulungen in Australien, Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 189-198.

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Title Ein Blick Down Under. Selbstmanagementinitiativen und Patientenschulungen in Australien
Translated title A view down under. Self-management initiatives and patient education in Australia
Author(s) Schwarze, M
Kirchhof, R
Schuler, M
Musekamp, G
Nolte, S
Jordan, J.E
Osborne, Richard
Ehlebracht-König, I
Faller, H
Gutenbrunner, C
Journal name Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie
Volume number 67
Issue number 3
Start page 189
End page 198
Total pages 10
Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2008-05
ISSN 0340-1855
1435-1250
Keyword(s) chronic diseases
self-management initiatives
patient education
health education impact questionnaire (heiQ)
quality assurance
Summary The growing burden of chronic disease and the current nature of healthcare systems which are structurally ill-equipped to cater to the complex needs of patients with chronic conditions has led to governments and healthcare providers seeking alternative ways to improve patients own capacity to actively self-manage their chronic condition. In Australia, there has been a focus on patient education and self-management programs within the healthcare system to achieve this. These programs aim to empower patients through providing information and teaching skills and techniques to improve self-care and doctor-patient interaction with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life. Patient education and self-management programs have been supported through several national government initiatives and implemented within the healthcare setting. This paper describes the current position of patient education and self-management within the Australian healthcare system. It further describes a new collaboration project between an Australian and a German research team which aims at translating an assessment questionnaire used in Australia for the evaluation of self-management programs, the “Health Education Impact Questionnaire” (“heiQ”); this instrument is expected to be of significant use in the German rehabilitative system.
Language ger
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer Medizin Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019464

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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