Evaluation of the chronic disease self-management program with low-income, urban, African American older adults

Molly A. Rose, Christine Arenson, Pamela Harrod, Robyn Salkey, Abbie Santana, James Diamond

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Abstract

A 1-group pretest-posttest design to assess for changes in outcomes at 10 weeks and 6 months was the method used to evaluate the standardized 6-session Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) with low income, urban African American older adults. Participants included 153 older adults (primarily African American) with 1 or more chronic health conditions. Classes were provided in the community at senior citizen centers, senior housing, and churches. Significant improvements were noted in selected areas at 10 weeks and 6 months after the program completion. The CDSMP was feasible and well-received with the older adults who participated in the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This study was funded by The Barra Foundation, Inc., Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

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