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Self-management of long-term conditions




Speaker: : Dr Hayley McBain, Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, City University London

The increasing prevalence of long-term conditions, the desire for greater patient involvement and shift in control from clinician to patient, mean that the last 25 years has seen a huge growth in the development and evaluation of self-management interventions. This is unsurprising given that living with a chronic illness requires daily management outside of the contact with healthcare professionals. Self-management interventions aim to facilitate the learning of various behaviour change techniques in order to help patients manage their condition and the impact it has on their lives. The development and evaluation of these interventions does however come with a number of challenges.  

This seminar will provide an overview of what we mean by chronic disease self-management and its theoretical underpinnings, the evidence so far and the challenges of developing and implementing such programmes. Hayley will draw on examples from her own research, including interventions developed in end stage renal disease, rheumatology and diabetes.  

Hayley McBain is a Chartered Health Psychologist. She was awarded a PhD in Health Psychology from City University earlier this year. Her doctoral thesis involved developing and evaluating a patient-initiated self-monitoring service for patients with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis on methotrexate, for which she was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Student/Newly Qualified Prize. Hayley has worked on a number of other self-management interventions including those in end stage renal disease and diabetes, and is currently working on developing self-management support for service users with comorbid type 2 diabetes and severe mental illness.  

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmTuesday 14th October 2014

AG21 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom