Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions: Theories and Practice

ISBN : 9780190606145

Erin Martz
536 ページ
156 x 235 mm

It is common for a doctor or healthcare professional to see an individual with a chronic health condition only a few times a year for a brief office appointment. Yet, the individual has to live with the health condition 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, who really is in charge of managing the health condition? The individual has to "micro-manage" their condition, while healthcare professionals can provide advice on treatment approaches or the "macro-management" of the chronic health condition. Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions covers a range of topics related to self-management-theories and practice, interventions that have been scientifically tested, and information that individuals with specific conditions should know (or be taught by healthcare professionals). Data suggest that currently a majority of individuals in the U.S. has a chronic health condition, and as society ages and healthcare continues to improve individuals' life-spans, more people will experience a chronic health condition. Health systems need to shift from an acute care model of treatment to a chronic care treatment model, in view of this trend. The expanding need for the development and scientific analysis of formal self-management programs accompany this increase in chronic health conditions. This book serves the critical purpose of helping to increase understanding of self-management and how healthcare providers can empower individuals with chronic health conditions to self-manage.


1. Introduction: Why Study Self-Management?
Erin Martz
2. Defining Self-Management on the Individual Level
Erin Martz

Part I: Individual-Level Theories and Interventions to Promote Self-Management
3. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Promote Self-Management
Sharon Eldar, Nora M. Esser, and Stefan G. Hofmann
4. Spreading HOPE: The Development of a Hope-Based Self-Management Intervention
Andy Turner and Faith Martin
5. Illness Intrusiveness and Self-Management of Medical Conditions
Gerald M. Devins and Amy Deckert
6. Motivational Interviewing to Promote Self-Management
Rebecca Phillips, Anne Hogden, and David Greenfield

Part II: Chronic Impairment-Specific Research
7. Self-Management of Addictive Behaviors
Vanja Radoncic, Betty Marcou, and Denise Hien
8. Self-Management of Arthritis
Jessica Brooks, Kanako Iwanaga, and Fong Chan
9. Self-Management of Burn Injury
James Fauerbach and Carisa Perry-Parrish
10. Self-Management of Cancer
Amy Deckert and Gerald M. Devins
11. Self-Management of Cardiac-Related Health Issues
Noa Vilchinsky
12. Self-Management of Diabetes
Jonathan F. Deiches, Emre Umucu, and Fong Chan
13. Self-Management of Epilepsy
Janice Buelow and Henry Smithson
14. Self-Management of Hearing Impairments
Lucy Handscomb, Gabrielle H. Saunders, and Derek J. Hoare
15. Self-Management of HIV
Faith Martin
16. Self-Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Malachy Bishop and Michael Frain
17. Self-management of pain
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
18. Self-Management of Tinnitus
Erin Martz
19. Self-management of vision impairments
Vicki Drury, Ai Tee Aw, and Priscilla Lim Shiow Huey

Part III: Innovative Technology and Techniques to Promote Self-Management
20. Telemedicine
Kristian Kidholm
21. Internet Interventions
Gerhard Andersson
Part IV: Promoting Self-Management across the Globe
22. Systemic Models of Self-Management
Erin Martz


Erin Martz has a PhD in Rehabilitation Education and Research and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has focused on research coping with and adapting to chronic health conditions and disabilities for the past 20 years. She is a 2017 Fulbright Research Fellow for the US Department of State, works as a research investigator for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and runs her own business called Rehability.