Patient education and self-management programs in arthritis

Osborne, Richard H., Spinks, Jean M. and Wicks, Ian P. 2004, Patient education and self-management programs in arthritis, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 180, no. 5, Supplement, pp. S23-S26.


Title Patient education and self-management programs in arthritis
Author(s) Osborne, Richard H.
Spinks, Jean M.
Wicks, Ian P.
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 180
Issue number 5
Season Supplement
Start page S23
End page S26
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2004-03-01
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Summary ♦ Arthritis self-management programs (ASMPs) are integrated into many clinical practice guidelines and policies, and are the core business of Arthritis Foundations.

♦ Australian Arthritis Foundations are embarking on a National Quality Assurance Program which should raise awareness and improve confidence in such programs.

♦ ASMPs aim to empower people, improve quality of life while living with chronic disease, increase healthy activities and improve self-monitoring — each of which can assist with clinical management, but can be difficult to evaluate.

♦ Although there is modest high-quality evidence of traditional “clinical outcomes” from ASMPs, these programs are strongly endorsed by consumers, are being used as a vehicle for healthcare reform, and have the potential to substantially improve public health.

♦ Coordinated national delivery of patient education programs has the potential to improve healthcare and outcomes for people with arthritis.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
110322 Rheumatology and Arthritis
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, The Medical Journal of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025463

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