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Table 3a. Examples of Evaluation Measures for Self-management Support Programs for Common Chronic Conditions

Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation

A. Structure of self-management support programB. Processes of self-management supportC. Patient self-efficacy and knowledgeD1. Patient behavior
  • Staffing ratios.
  • Caseload.
  • Staff qualifications.
  • Hours of training.
Reach
  • Initial contact rate.
  • Enrollment rate.
  • Completion rate.
  • Appropriate referrals to self-management support program.
Assessment
  • Knowledge, gaps.
  • Self-efficacy barriers.
  • Attitude and behavior barriers.
  • Documented staging.
Education
  • Education sessions.
  • Content covered.
Coaching
  • Contact frequency.
  • Call duration.
  • Call content.
  • A written action plan.
  • Spacers and peak flow meters distributed.
  • Smoking cessation counseling.
Knowledge
  • Patient knowledge.
  • Asthma knowledge acquisition.
  • Diabetes knowledge and beliefs.
  • Diabetes knowledge deficiency.
Self-efficacy
  • Self-efficacy.
  • Health locus of control.
  • Prescription drug purchase/refills (e.g., beta agonists, inhaled corticosteroids, leukotrine modifiers, oral steroids, other asthma drugs).
  • Persistency of medication use.
  • Time to refill.
  • Self-management practices regarding diet, foot care, physical activity, glucose monitoring, M.D. visits, diabetes health exams.
  • Smoking rates.
  • Quantity and frequency of exercise.
  • Stress management.
  • Breakfast eaten.
  • Patient-provider communication.
  • Ownership and use of peak flow meter.
  • Cognitive symptom management.

Note: For this table, common chronic conditions are defined as asthma, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, heart failure, and migraine headaches. Examples are taken from the literature.

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Current as of November 2007
Internet Citation: Table 3a. Examples of Evaluation Measures for Self-management Support Programs for Common Chronic Conditions: Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation. November 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptmgmt/evaluation-table3a.html