A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness

@article{Riegel2012AMT,
  title={A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness},
  author={Barbara Riegel and Tiny Jaarsma and Anna Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={Advances in Nursing Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={194–204}
}
Nearly 50% of adults have one or more chronic illnesses. Self-care is considered essential in the management of chronic illness, but the elements of self-care in this context have not been specified in a middle-range theory. This article describes a middle-range theory of self-care that addresses the process of maintaining health with health promoting practices within the context of the management required of a chronic illness. The key concepts include self-care maintenance, self-care… Expand
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