Esther S T F Smeulders

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OBJECTIVE This study assessed the feasibility of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The program emphasizes patients' central role(More)
AIMS The 'Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme' (CDSMP) emphasizes patients' responsibility for the day-to-day management of their condition(s) and has shown favourable effects on health(More)
BACKGROUND Congestive heart failure (CHF) has a substantial impact on care utilisation and quality of life. It is crucial for patients to cope with CHF adequately, if they are to live an acceptable(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is increasing. Improved treatment options increase survival after an acute myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac arrest, although patients often(More)
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