Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation

Final Contract Report

This report identifies and examines the factors that purchasers and builders of patient self-management support programs should consider when they are deciding on program components. It is based on a literature review and interviews with self-management support experts to identify and evaluate a range of program models and their features. Key findings and recommendations for developing a self-management support program are discussed.

This report was prepared for AHRQ by RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA, under contract 282-00-0005.

Prepared by Marjorie L. Pearson, PhD, MSHS; Soeren Mattke, MD, DSc; Rebecca Shaw, MA; M. Susan Ridgely, JD; and Shelley H. Wiseman, BA. 

Contents

Acknowledgments
Summary
Introduction and Purpose
Background
Methodology
Design Options for a Self-Management Support Program
Program Evaluation
Conclusions
References
Appendixes
Appendix 1. Bibliography of Recent Reviews of Self-Management Support Effectiveness
Appendix 2. Research Questions and Needs

Disclaimer and Copyright Information

This report was prepared by RAND Health under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD (Contract No. 282-00-0005). The views expressed in this report are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content. No statement in this report should be construed as an official endorsement by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission. AHRQ appreciates citation as to source.

Current as of November 2007
Internet Citation: Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation: Final Contract Report. November 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptmgmt/index.html