Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, Noon to 1 p.m.
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Kate Lorig, R.N., Ph.D., Director, Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
Self-management programs empower people to take an active role in managing their chronic illnesses. These programs help participants make lifestyle choices and changes, adhere to prescribed medical treatments, and become educated, responsible and informed patients. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is Improving Health, Lowering Costs, and Reducing Utilization. Nearly two decades of peer-reviewed data reveal impressive results for the Stanford CDSMP. In a number of major published studies, this model has resulted in significant, measurable, and sustainable improvements in health status, self efficacy, and psychological well-being, along with increased exercise, reduced fatigue, and enhanced partnership with physicians.
The program may also save enough through reductions in healthcare expenditures to pay for itself within the first year. One U.S. study found a two-year savings of between $390 and $520 per participant based on reduced hospitalizations and outpatient visits, using a program cost of $70 to $200 per participant. Studies have also shown improved healthcare utilization, with measures including fewer emergency room visits, hospitalizations, inpatient days, and/or outpatient visits. One study found that in the first year, visits to doctors and emergency rooms dropped by 8 percent, while participants spent 40 percent less time in the hospitals.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lorig is the Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine. She earned her bachelors degree in nursing at Boston University, and her masters and doctorate of public health (Dr.P.H.) in health education at the University of California, Berkeley. She came to Stanford in 1979 while a graduate student at Cal to develop and research an educational program that emphasized self-help skills for people with arthritis. This program became the Arthritis Self-Help Course, which is now offered to thousands of people with arthritis in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, South Africa, Scandanavia and elsewhere, and was the prototype for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV/AIDS, the Back Pain Self-Management Program, and others. She has authored several books and many articles about arthritis, chronic disease in general, health education and behavioral science. She travels extensively at the invitation of organizations concerned with patient care and academic research.
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