Patient engagement in self-management of their chronic illnesses: an explanatory model

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Project Coordinator
Williams, A

Other Investigators
Mark Harris and Patricia Bazeley


This thesis provides the impetus to appraise the overall role of patient self-management as a strategy in reducing the burden of chronic illnesses on health care systems, the circumstances and factors that influence achieving that goal.


The resulting thesis aims to make a contribution to the way future approaches to self-management support are conceptualised, designed and implemented by directing the focus of the initiatives on patient views, experiences and realities in regards to their illnesses, engagement in self-management actions and working in partnership with their general practitioner.  

Project Design and Method

Mixed methods including Grounded Theory.