SME programs do not conflict with existing programs or treatments. The programs are designed to enhance regular and disease-specific treatments and education programs.
KSME partners are offering self-management education programs authored and owned by Stanford University's Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine throughout Kansas. The programs were developed for people with chronic health conditions, their caregivers, and significant others over a number of years beginning in 1996. Each program is unique and designed as a small-group workshop series to help participants gain self-confidence in their ability to:
These programs are among the most studied evidence-based programs in the world. With more than 30 years of research, multiple studies have demonstrated SME programs result in lasting positive personal growth, reductions in healthcare expenditures, and an increase in the use of appropriate healthcare resources.
To Learn More...
Stanford University Patient Education Research Center | General Overview of the Center
The Impact of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs | Healthcare Savings Study
Effects of a Self-Management Program on Patients with Chronic Disease | Effectiveness Study
Bibliography of Selected Publications on Self-Management Education programs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Living With Diabetes
Living With Chronic Pain
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