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Next steps in the logic of consumer-led self-management : translating chronic condition self-management programmes (CCSM) into lifestyle management programmes for young people

Harvey, Peter W. and Staker, Jessica 2009, Next steps in the logic of consumer-led self-management : translating chronic condition self-management programmes (CCSM) into lifestyle management programmes for young people, International journal of child health and human development, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 91-96.

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Title Next steps in the logic of consumer-led self-management : translating chronic condition self-management programmes (CCSM) into lifestyle management programmes for young people
Author(s) Harvey, Peter W.ORCID iD for Harvey, Peter W. orcid.org/0000-0003-2983-663X
Staker, Jessica
Journal name International journal of child health and human development
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 91
End page 96
Total pages 6
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Place of publication Hauppauge, N.Y.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1939-5965
Keyword(s) chronic disease
early intervention and prevention
young adults
Summary The techniques applied in chronic condition self-management programmes (CCSM) to support patients with chronic conditions are basic counselling and communication strategies that would benefit people at all stages of life and wellness. The question being explored here is why, as a society, we wait until people develop essentially preventable chronic conditions before helping them to develop the life skills they need to manage their lives and their human interactions better rather than working to avoid or prevent many chronic conditions that develop as a result of people lacking such skills? If we were to teach coping and managing skills to everyone in a supportive and structured way, using the peer-led teaching and learning strategies and basic counselling and education processes that have been shown to be successful for other older groups with chronic illness, the overall population impact would be more significant. Therefore why wait until people have chronic conditions before empowering them with basic life management techniques? Do people need to be sick before they can be motivated to live more effective lives? Is sickness the main stimulus for triggering health-related behaviour change or can other factors in people’s lives serve to inform and motivate lifestyle change?
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Nova Science Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083842

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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