Self-management in lifestyle medicine

Malcolm Battersby, Garry Egger, John Litt

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    Self-management is a core concept of Lifestyle Medicine. This is designed to ensure optimal outcomes from the interaction of a health team and patient over the extended time (maybe a lifetime) needed to manage chronic diseases and conditions. Prompts to self-management discussed here include: (1) being client centered, (2) being motivation focused, and (3) being health literacy oriented. Each of these has implications for counseling, the health care practice, and desired outcomes-the long-term goal being greater involvement of the patient or client in his or her own care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLifestyle Medicine
    Subtitle of host publicationLifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease: Third Edition
    PublisherAcademic Press
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128104262
    ISBN (Print)9780128104019
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2017


    • Client centered
    • Health literacy oriented
    • Lifestyle Medicine
    • Motivation focused
    • OARS
    • Self-management
    • Self-management formats
    • SMART


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