Living well with a long-term condition : service users’ perspectives of a self-management intervention

STENBERG, Nicola and FURNESS, Penny (2016). Living well with a long-term condition : service users’ perspectives of a self-management intervention. Qualitative Health Research. (In Press)

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Official URL: http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/02/11/10...
Link to published version:: 10.1177/1049732316628834

Abstract

The outcomes of self-management interventions are commonly assessed using quantitative measurement tools, and few studies ask people with long-term conditions to explain, in their own words, what aspects of the intervention they valued. In this Grounded Theory study, a Health Trainers service in the north of England was evaluated based on interviews with eight service-users. Open, focused, and theoretical coding led to the development of a preliminary model explaining participants’ experiences and perceived impact of the service. The model reflects the findings that living well with a long-term condition encompassed social connectedness, changed identities, acceptance, and self-care. Health trainers performed four related roles that were perceived to contribute to these outcomes: conceptualizer, connector, coach, and champion. The evaluation contributes a grounded theoretical understanding of a personalized self-management intervention that emphasizes the benefits of a holistic approach to enable cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social adjustments.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1177/1049732316628834
Depositing User: Penny Furness
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 08:33
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11643

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