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Health psychology: Supporting the self-management of long-term conditions

Barley, Elizabeth and Lawson, Victoria (2016) Health psychology: Supporting the self-management of long-term conditions British Journal of Nursing, 25 (20). pp. 1102-1107.

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This article considers how knowledge of health psychology can help nurses support patients in managing their long-term conditions. The concept of 'self-management' is defined and the need for self-efficacy-the patient's confidence in their ability to manage-and social support is highlighted. Patients' 'illness perceptions', or beliefs about the nature of their condition, also have an impact on their self-management. This is discussed in particular relation to adherence to treatment. A distinction is made between intentional and non-intentional non-adherence. Understanding of the many factors, other than lack of knowledge, that influence self-management success will help nurses and patients work together to develop an effective self-management plan. © 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Lawson, Victoria
Date : 11 November 2016
DOI : 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.20.1102
Copyright Disclaimer : © MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Medication adherence, Mental health, Quality of Life, Self-care, Self-efficacy, Social support, doctor patient relation, human, human experiment, medication compliance, mental health, nurse, quality of life, self care, self concept, social support, behavioral medicine, perception, social support, Behavioral Medicine, Humans, Nurses, Perception, Self Care, Social Support
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2019 10:00
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2019 10:00

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