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Do everyday problems of people with chronic illness interfere with their disease management?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2015
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Title
Do everyday problems of people with chronic illness interfere with their disease management?
Published in
BMC Public Health, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2303-3
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Authors

Lieke van Houtum, Mieke Rijken, Peter Groenewegen

Abstract

Being chronically ill is a continuous process of balancing the demands of the illness and the demands of everyday life. Understanding how everyday life affects self-management might help to provide better professional support. However, little attention has been paid to the influence of everyday life on self-management. The purpose of this study is to examine to what extent problems in everyday life interfere with the self-management behaviour of people with chronic illness, i.e. their ability to manage their illness. To estimate the effects of having everyday problems on self-management, cross-sectional linear regression analyses with propensity score matching were conducted. Data was used from 1731 patients with chronic disease(s) who participated in a nationwide Dutch panel-study. One third of people with chronic illness encounter basic (e.g. financial, housing, employment) or social (e.g. partner, children, sexual or leisure) problems in their daily life. Younger people, people with poor health and people with physical limitations are more likely to have everyday problems. Experiencing basic problems is related to less active coping behaviour, while experiencing social problems is related to lower levels of symptom management and less active coping behaviour. The extent of everyday problems interfering with self-management of people with chronic illness depends on the type of everyday problems encountered, as well as on the type of self-management activities at stake. Healthcare providers should pay attention to the life context of people with chronic illness during consultations, as patients' ability to manage their illness is related to it.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 80 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Bachelor 16 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Researcher 8 9%
Lecturer 4 5%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 18%
Social Sciences 10 12%
Psychology 5 6%
Unspecified 4 5%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2019.
All research outputs
#8,572,435
of 16,218,785 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,585
of 11,144 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#96,650
of 252,365 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 2 outputs
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