• Welcome to the SelfCare journal

    The SelfCare journal website now has improved functionality and interactive features.The journal offers easy submission and fast publication in a rolling content format. This means that peer-reviewed content which has been accepted for publication can appear on the website faster than ever. SelfCare continues to offer access to our extensive collection of past papers, which is archived and citable by issue and volume.

    This site offers opportunities for the self-care community to comment and debate self-care issues in our blog section, the content of which will also feature in tweets. We hope you will contribute to the conversations in this section.
  • Annual ISF/SelfCare Award for best published paper - 2019

    We are pleased to announce the 2019 prize for the best paper published in SelfCare during the year. The prize of £750 will be awarded to the author(s) of the paper judged to represent the best contribution to SelfCare. Important criteria include high scientific standards, relevance, innovation, presentational aspects and clarity of communication. Status of the authors is taken into account with the intention of encouraging new researchers to present their findings in the journal.

    EDITORIAL BOARD: Professor R W Soller, Dr S G Mann, Dr J D Irvin, Dr R P Juhl, Dr J Raine, Dr D B Nash, Professor C Bond, Dr J Spinks.

Current Issue - Volume 10, Issue 3 (July-September 2019)
Recent Articles

Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part III – Confidence and Advice-Seeking Tendencies

By: Jeff Taylor. Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part III – Confidence and advice-seeking tendencies. SelfCare 2019;10(3)93-104.

Do pharmacists’ perceptions of OTC analgesia reflect existing evidence?

By: Fin McCaul, Cornelia Hersch, Sunil Kochhar, Terence Maguire, Andy Tisman, Alyson Brown. Do pharmacists’ perceptions of OTC analgesia reflect existing evidence? SelfCare 2019;10(3)79-92.

Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part I – Perspective of the Public

By: Jeff Taylor, David Blackburn, Charity Evans, Eric Landry. Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part I – Perspective of the Public. SelfCare 2019;10(3)57-69.

Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part II – Perspective of Pharmacists and Physicians

By: Jeff Taylor. Timeline to See a Physician for Symptoms. Part II – Perspective of Pharmacists and Physicians. SelfCare 2019;10(3)70-78.

The Self-Care Matrix: A unifying framework for self-care.

By: Austen El-Osta, David Webber, Shamini Gnani, Ricky Banarsee, David Mummery, Azeem Majeed, Peter Smith. The Self-Care Matrix: A unifying framework for self-care. SelfCare 2019;10(3)38-56.

Assessment of Use in Actual Use Studies: Time Sampling or Diary Data?

By: Russell D Bradford, Brent C Page, Kimberly A Anderson, Tera Smith, Jan Wruck.
Bradford RD, Page BC, Anderson KA, Smith T, Wruck J. Assessment of Use in Actual Use Studies: Time Sampling or Diary Data? SelfCare 2019;10(2)26-37.

Editorial 10.2. Men and self-care: an important new perspective

Stephen Mann
Editorial. SelfCare 2019;10(2)24-25.

To switch or not to switch – German physicians´ views on proposed new OTC medicines

By: Andrea Stippler, Niels Eckstein, Elmar Kroth
Stippler A, Eckstein N, Kroth E. To switch or not to switch – German physicians´ views on proposed new OTC medicines. SelfCare 2019;10(1)11-23.

Stress, anxiety, and depression in year three nursing students before and after learning an evolved exercise practice: a pilot study

By: Kevin Antonishen
Antonishen K. Stress, anxiety, and depression in year three nursing students before and after learning an evolved exercise practice: a pilot study. SelfCare 2019;10(1)1-10.

Factors influencing GP provision of self-care information for minor illnesses: a qualitative study

By: Jennifer Bishop
Bishop J. Factors influencing GP provision of self-care information for minor illnesses: A qualitative study. SelfCare 2018;9(4)35-52.

Parental views on the management of young children with respiratory tract infections in primary care – a pilot study

By: Emma Fake, Amanda Lees, Kit Tapson, Sanjay Patel.
Fake E, Lees A, Tapson K, Patel S. Parental views on the management of young children with respiratory tract infections in primary care – a pilot study. SelfCare 2018;9(4)23-34.

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