Chronic Disease Self Management Education


Chronic Disease Self- Management Program

CDSMP is an evidence-based program focused on problems common to older adults suffering from chronic diseases. It is designed to enhance clinical treatment and disease-specific community-based education. The overall goal is to enable older adults to build self-confidence to maintain their health and manage chronic conditions.
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Diabetes Self-Management

DSMT focuses on problems and concerns common to people suffering from diabetes. It provides the tools to manage the impact Diabetes has on their lives, emotions and health. The original Diabetes Self-Management Program was developed in Spanish and in 2008 it was adapted to English by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center.
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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

CPSMP was developed for people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain. Pain is defined as being chronic or long term when it lasts for longer than three to six months, or beyond the normal healing time of an injury.
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Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program

Developed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center for people with cancer and cancer survivors. Research studies show that with recent improvements in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, people with cancer are living longer. Their cancer may be managed as a chronic illness, which places new demands on patients and families to manage their own care.
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Enhance Wellness

A participant-centered motivational intervention with proven results: it helps older adults manage their chronic conditions. Research shows that participants in EnhanceWellness can decrease the length of hospital stays, lower their use of psychoactive drugs, alleviate symptoms of mood disorders and develop a sense of greater self-efficacy.
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