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A disease management program reduces the risk of new diseases

A clinical trial proves the efficacy of a disease management program in the reduction of comorbidities in patients taking psychotropic drugs. A US randomized controlled trial of Green and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2015, evaluates the efficacy of a therapeutic education program for six months on weight loss and reduced risk of […]

Benefits of COPD self-management programs

A meta-analysis evaluates the benefits of education program for COPD self-management on health and use of care based on the results of 14 clinical trials published between 1985 and 2006. A Dutch meta-analysis published in 2007 by Effing and colleagues published in the Cochrane Review assessed the efficacy of education programs for self-management of COPD […]

Health education alleviates depression in patients with chronic diseases

A clinical trial has proven the efficacy of nurse-dispensed, primary care physician-supervised health education in the reduction of depression symptoms of patients with poorly controlled diabetes or coronary heart disease. An American randomized controlled trial of Katon and his colleagues published in the New England Journal Medicine in 2010 assessed the benefits of a health education program […]

Patient education: a must for the care of chronic respiratory diseases

  The 2009 report of the Respiratory Society of French Language is particularly synthesis of research on the effectiveness of patient education for patients with COPD. The Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) published in 2009 in the Revue des Maladies Respiratoires report collective expertise together with fifty specialists. This report aims to provide an update on the […]

Defining Disease Management Education

Since 1998, the World Health Organization considers patient education as essential to the care of people with chronic disease. “The therapeutic patient education is a continuous process, integrated care and patient-centered. It includes activities organized awareness, information, learning and psychosocial counseling about the disease, the prescribed treatment, care, hospitalization and other care institutions concerned, and […]

A case manager requires a good training

A clinical trial verifies the benefits of a case manager on the number of hospitalizations in patients with COPD. A Canadian randomized controlled trial published by Fan and colleagues in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012 assessed the efficacy of a therapeutic education program based on a case manager on the number of hospitalizations […]

Behaviors to prevent worsening of heart failure

   The American Heart Association conducted a collective expertise on behaviors to limit the worsening of heart failure and improve the quality of life of patients. The Association recommends integrating these behavioral changes in a comprehensive, sustainable and coordinated with professionals and closed persons. The American collective expertise of Riegel and colleagues, published in the […]

International Consensus on COPD

   A consensus report provides an update on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In an original move, an international committee named GOLD (Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD) was created in 2001. This committee was charged with regularly reviewing scientific and medical knowledge on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), […]

Treating depression in seniors with walking or weight training

 A clinical trial compared the efficacy of brisk-walking and muscular strengthening in reducing depressive symptoms in people over 60 with arthritis.  A randomized controlled trial published in 2002 by Penninx and colleagues in the Journal of Gerontology compared the benefits of a walking (endurance) program and of a muscular strengthening (resistance) program to reduce depressive […]

A new profession of health: the case manager

 A study shows the economic efficiency of a case manager in the care of people with chronic respiratory disease. A randomized controlled Canadian Bourbeau and colleagues published in the journal Chest in 2006 tested the benefits of Living well with COPD program involving a case manager. A case manager individually deals with 50 patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary […]