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What motivates Australian health service users with chronic illness to engage in self-management behaviour?

Jowsey, Tanisha; Pearce-Brown, Carmen; Douglas, Kirsty; Yen, Laurann


Context Health policy in Australia emphasizes the role of health service users (HSU) in managing their own care but does not include mechanisms to assist HSUs to do so. Objective To describe motivation towards or away from self-management in a diverse group of older Australians with diabetes, chronic heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and suggest policy interventions to increase patient motivation to manage effectively. Design Content and thematic analyses of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Expectations
DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00744.x


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