Evaluation of a medical self-care program in a hospital setting.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Nerissa Inez LeBlanc Gillum (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Medical self-care programs have captured the attention of health promotion professionals, especially within worksite settings. The basic premise of medical self-care is that if employees or clients can be taught to make responsible and informed decisions about medical problems, they will use the health care delivery system more wisely. Numerous researchers (Kemper, 1982; Vickery 1983, Roberts, 1983 and Long 1985) have highlighted both the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical self-care programs. The purpose of this "Research Brief" is to discuss the impact of a structured medical self-care program implemented in a hospital worksite.

Additional Information

Publication
Wellness Perspectives: Research, Theory & Practice, 9,66-70.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
Medical self-care programs