Evaluation of the chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) among chronically ill older people in the Netherlands.

@article{Elzen2007EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) among chronically ill older people in the Netherlands.},
  author={Henrike Elzen and Joris P. J. Slaets and Tom A. B. Snijders and Nardi Steverink},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1832-41}
}
Many chronically ill older patients in the Netherlands have a combination of more than one chronic disease. There is therefore a need for self-management programs that address general management problems, rather than the problems related to a specific disease. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) seems to be very suitable for this purpose. In evaluations of the program that have been carried out in the United States and China, positive effects were found on self-management… CONTINUE READING