Self-management in lifestyle medicine

Malcolm Battersby, Garry Egger, John Litt

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages89-103
    Number of pages15
    Edition3rd
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128104262
    ISBN (Print)9780128104019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2017

    Keywords

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

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    Battersby, M., Egger, G., & Litt, J. (2017). Self-management in lifestyle medicine. In Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease: Third Edition (3rd ed., pp. 89-103). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-810401-9.00006-1