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Supporting self-management

People can play a distinct role in protecting their health, choosing appropriate treatments and managing long-term conditions. Self-management includes all the actions taken by people to recognise, treat and manage their own healthcare independently of or in partnership with the healthcare system.

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  • Communication and administration
  • Person-centred care

We collated data from 228 systematic reviews. This showed that the most effective approaches to supporting self management include:

  • self management courses: these can be disease-specific or generic; face to
  • face or online
  • proactive telephone support and telehealth interventions
  • encouragement of self-monitoring of symptoms and vital signs

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