Evidence suggesting that a chronic disease self-management program can improve health status while reducing hospitalization: a randomized trial.

  title={Evidence suggesting that a chronic disease self-management program can improve health status while reducing hospitalization: a randomized trial.},
  author={Kate Lorig and David S. Sobel and Anita L. Stewart and Brendan Wade Brown and Albert Bandura and Philip L Ritter and Virginia M. Gonz{\'a}lez and Diana D Laurent and Halsted R. Holman},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={37 1},
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effectiveness (changes in health behaviors, health status, and health service utilization) of a self-management program for chronic disease designed for use with a heterogeneous group of chronic disease patients. It also explored the differential effectiveness of the intervention for subjects with specific diseases and comorbidities. METHODS The study was a six-month randomized, controlled trial at community-based sites comparing treatment subjects with… 
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