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Coaching the chronically ill

Friyana Bhabha

Education, behavioural change and support: Effective coaching methods to assist patients

Take Home Messages: Coaching patients with long term health problems involves working with them to find pragmatic ways of dealing with their condition. Coaching patients is an effective way to improve the self-management of chronic illness. Effective coaching adopts a three-pronged approach: Disease education; Behavioural change strategies; and Psychosocial support. Why the study matters: Chronic disease s...

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