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Title: The personal experience of the expert patients programme : a qualitative study
Author: Gately, Claire
ISNI:       0000 0001 2434 1086
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Background; Long term conditions have been identified as causing increased demand on health services and there is much debate about how this demand can be managed. Formalsed lay-led self-care programmes are being introduced into the health systems of many industrialised countries as part of top-down policy initiatives that empower patients to manage their chronic condition. Self-care support in England is being introduced in the form of the Expert Patients Programme (EPP). This thesis aimed to examine the extent to which traditional outcome measures (e.g. self-efficacy, health service utilisation) captured the experiences of people taking part in a self-management programme.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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