Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, 9/F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital,
Chronic Disease Self-Management: Do Patient Demographics and Leader Characteristics Affect Outcomes?
Author(s): Hui Elsie, Chan Wayne LS, Wong Shirley K, Wong Rita P, Li Siu F and Woo JeanHui Elsie, Chan Wayne LS, Wong Shirley K, Wong Rita P, Li Siu F and Woo Jean
Aim and objectives: The objectives of the present study are to identify characteristics which influence outcomes of the chronic disease self management programme (CDSMP), and to compare the outcomes of lay versus professional- led CDSMP. Background: Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) is a widely accepted intervention for people with chronic diseases. However, whether it benefits all types of patients remains controversial. Moreover, the efficacy of classes taught by older lay leaders compared with professionals needs further evaluation. Method: 567 community-dwelling persons aged ≥ 55 years with at least one chronic disease were recruited from various community settings. Participants were assigned to either an intervention or a control group. The intervention group was further allocated to standar.. View More»