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Table 3b. Examples of Evaluation Measures; Additional Categories

Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation

D2. Provider behavior and guideline conformanceE. Disease controlF. Health outcomes
Provider behavior
  • Prescribing of medications.
  • Documentation of asthma diagnosis.
  • Resolution of gaps in care.
Guideline conformance
  • Frequency of specified testing.
  • Eye exam rate.
  • Foot exams.
  • HbA1c tests.
  • Procedures performed (allergen immunotherapy, pulmonary lab procedure, ventilator, perfusion imaging, influenza immunotherapy, pneumonia immunotherapy).
  • Adherence to American Diabetes Association standards of care.
  • Blood pressure tests.
  • Microalbumin tests.
  • HbA1c values.
  • BP values.
  • LDL values.
  • HDL levels.
  • Random blood glucose.
  • Weight.
  • BMI.
  • Cholesterol levels.
  • Triglyceride levels.
  • Self-reported severity of symptoms.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Depression scale.
  • Sleep loss.
  • Quality of life and well-being.
  • Health status, including SF-12 and SF-36.
  • Household and leisure time functioning.
  • Functional impact (emotional well-being, daily work, social and physical activities).
  • Self-reported health.
  • Fatigue.
  • Pain.
  • Activity limitation.
  • Migraine disability.
  • Degree of worry.
  • Complications rate.
  • Mortality.

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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Page last reviewed November 2007
Internet Citation: Table 3b. Examples of Evaluation Measures; Additional Categories: 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-table3b.html