SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 3. What we know about the purpose, theoretical foundation, scope and dimensionality of existing self-management measurement tools: A scoping review

What we know about the purpose, theoretical foundation, scope and dimensionality of existing self-management measurement tools: A scoping review.

By: Packer TL, Fracini A, Audulv A, Alizadeh N, van Gaal BGI, Warner G, Kephart G.

Patient Education and Counseling 2018 Apr;101(4):579-595.

Summary: The authors set out to identify self-report, self-management measures for adults with chronic conditions, and describe their purpose, theoretical foundation, dimensionality , and scope. A search of four databases (8479 articles) resulted in a scoping review of 28 self-management measures. They determined that viewing self-management as a complex, multidimensional whole, demonstrated that existing measures assess different, related aspects of self-management. Activities and social roles, important to patients, are rarely measured.

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