• 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.
  • Announcing the Annual ISF/SelfCare Award for best published paper.

    International Self-Care Foundation and SelfCare announce the launch of the annual award for the best paper published in SelfCare in that calendar year. The prize of £750 is awarded to the author(s) of the paper judged by the editorial team to represent the highest quality and most stimulating content. The winner for 2018 will be announced on 31st January 2019. Make sure your paper is considered for next years’ prize by submitting your work to SelfCare in 2018.


    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 9, Issue 3
Recent Articles

Editorial 9.3

Stephen Mann
Editorial 9.3.1-2

The Art and Science of Counselling Patients on Minor Ailments/OTC Medicines

By: Jeff Taylor, Marie Rocchi
Taylor J, Rocchi M. The Art and Science of Counselling Patients on Minor Ailments/OTC Medicines. SelfCare 2018;9(3)3-22

Pharmacy-based self-care of minor ailments – a health economic analysis focused on the German healthcare system

By: Uwe May, Cosima Bauer.
May U, Bauer C. Pharmacy-based self-care of minor ailments – a health economic analysis focused on the German healthcare system. SelfCare 2018;9(2)27-46

‘Fever means antibiotic’ the Omani public’s attitudes to the use of antibiotics for treating the common cold

By: Muna A Al-Juma, Claire Anderson, Matthew J Boyd.
Juma, M. et al. ‘Fever means antibiotic’ the Omani public’s attitudes to the use of antibiotics for treating the common cold. SelfCare 2018;9(1)16-26

A qualitative evaluation of parents’ experiences of health literacy information about common childhood conditions

By: Amanda Lees, Kit Tapson, Sanjay Patel.
Lees A. et al. A qualitative evaluation of parents’ experiences of health literacy information about common childhood conditions. SelfCare 2018;9(1)1-15

Identifying Factors influencing Heart Failure Self-Care with the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change

By: Daniel David, Elizabeth Howard, Melissa Mazor, Joanne Dalton, Lorraine Britting, Margaret Wallhagen.
David D. et al. Identifying Factors influencing Heart Failure Self-Care with the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change. SelfCare 2017;8(4)1-12

Clinical Experience with a New Hemodialysis System Designed for In-center Self-Care Hemodialysis

By: Luis Alvarez, Dean Hu, Paul Chen, Michael Aragon, Glenn M Chertow, Sarah S Prichard.
Alvarez L et al. Clinical Experience with a New Hemodialysis System Designed for In-center Self-Care Hemodialysis. SelfCare 2017;8(3)12-18

The performance of an innovative self-sampling test for vaginitis

By: Paul Nyirjesy, Hadar Kessary Shoham, Adam Geva
Nyirjesy P et al. The performance of an innovative self-sampling test for vaginitis. SelfCare 2017;8(3)1-11

Self-management education: a self-care intervention in healthcare quality improvement

By: Emmanuel Kumah
Kumah E. Self-management education: a self-care intervention in healthcare quality improvement. SelfCare 2017;8(2)11-18

An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne

by Rod Tucker, Katie MacLure, Vibhu Paudyal, Alison M Layton, Anthony Bewley, Derek Stewart.
Tucker R, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Layton A M, Bewley A, Stewart D. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. SelfCare 2017;8(2)1-10

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