Self-care and self-management play an increasing role, both within and outside clinical settings, in preventing and managing chronic disease. Such strategies have the potential to improve quality of life, decrease the cost of care, and be tailored to the needs and cultures of diverse populations, including the low income African American and Latino communities which are our Center’s main focus. These strategies may be particularly essential for baby boomers, who will not be bystanders in the formulation of their care plans, and who can benefit greatly from some of the new technologies discussed in this application.

Relevant Publications

Grey M, Schulman-Green D, Knafl K, Reynolds NR. A revised Self- and Family Management Framework. Nurs Outlook 2015;53:162-170.

Grey M, Knafl K, McCorkle R. A Framework for the Study of Self- and Family Management of Chronic Conditions. Nurs Outlook 2006;54:278-286.

Schulman-Green D, Jaser S, Martin F, Alonzo A, Grey M, McCorkle R, Redeker NS, Reynolds N, Whittemore R. Processes of Self-Management in Chronic Illness. J Nurs Scholarship 2012;44(2): 136-144.

Park C, Nam S, Whittemore R. Incorporating Cultural Perspectives into Diabetes Self-Management Programs for East Asian Immigrants: A Mixed-Study Review. J Immigrant Minority Health 2015.

Oldenburg B, Barr Taylor C, O’Neil A, Cocker F, Cameron LD. Using New Technologies to Improve the Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions in Populations. Annu Rev Public Health 2015;36:483-505.

Grady PA & Gough LL. Self-Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Management of Chronic Conditions. Am J Public Health 2014;104(8):e25-31.

Anderson RA et al. Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness. Advances in Nursing Science 2015;38(2):83-95.