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Table 4 Content Topics in the Self-Management Education & Training

From: Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical effectiveness of self-management interventions in Parkinson’s disease

Topic Studies
Self-management education & training programmes (n=13) Combined with other Therapies (n=6)
Parkinson’s disease
Typically information about the disease and its management.
11 studies
[23, 28, 29, 33, 34, 42, 43, 45,46,47, 54]
4 studies
[19, 20, 37, 55]
Communication and/or Relationships
Social or professional
11 studies
[23, 28, 29, 33, 36, 41,42,43, 45,46,47]
4 studies
[19, 20, 25, 35]
Psychological Aspects
Stress, anxiety, depression;
Coping strategies; future concerns
8 studies
[23, 29, 33, 42, 45,46,47, 54]
6 studies
[19, 20, 22, 25, 35, 37]
Utilising Self-Management Skillsa
Including self-monitoring, problem solving, information seeking, decision making, maintaining changes, goal setting, action plans.
10 studies
[23, 28, 29, 36, 41,42,43, 46, 47, 54]
3 studies
[22, 25, 35]
Lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle, exercise, diet, sleep hygiene; enriching activities
9 studies
[23, 28, 29, 33, 34, 42, 45,46,47]
5 studies
[19, 20, 22, 25, 37]
Social and/or Financial Support 8 studies
[23, 28, 29, 33, 42, 45, 46, 54]
2 studies
[25, 37]
Function
Activities of daily living, mobility, specific exercises
5 studies
[28, 34, 45, 46, 54]
4 studies
[19, 20, 25, 35]
  1. aNote all interventions incorporated self-management skills, those listed here included specific education sessions on them