Activation among chronically ill older adults with complex medical needs: challenges to supporting effective self-management.

@article{Gerber2011ActivationAC,
  title={Activation among chronically ill older adults with complex medical needs: challenges to supporting effective self-management.},
  author={Linda M. Gerber and Yolanda Barr{\'o}n and Jennifer M. Mongoven and Margaret McDonald and Ernesto Henriquez and Evie Andreopoulos and Penny H. Feldman},
  journal={The Journal of ambulatory care management},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={292-303}
}
Successful chronic care ideally involves patient engagement, but little is known about chronically ill older adults' ability to self-manage their health. This study examines activation among hypertensive patients older than 65 years. Almost 60% of participants scored in the bottom half of the activation scale; only 8% scored at the highest level. Higher activation was associated with higher self-ratings of health, health literacy, and receipt of patient-centered care, shorter lengths of stay… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 references

The meaning of patient involvement and participation in health care consultations: A taxonomy

  • A.G.H. Thompson
  • Social Science Medicine, 64, 1297– 1310…
  • 2007
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

18:43 Patient Activation in Older Adults

  • M. Von Korff, J. Gruman, J. Schaefer, S. J. Curry
  • LWW/JACM JAC200120 June
  • 2011

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…