Support for Chronic Disease Self Management (CDSM) is a recognized part of chronic disease management. Arthritis NSW developed Moving On and commissioned CPHCE to evaluate the program.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Anna Williams, Mark Harris

Associate Investigators

Leah Bloomfield, Diana Aspinall, Karen Filocamo, Therese Wellsmore, Nicholas Maniolos

Aims

The main aim of the evaluation was to measure the effectiveness of Moving On in terms of self- efficacy, skills for self-management, lifestyle behaviour change and perceived improvements in health status.

Design and Method

The evaluation was undertaken in three stages:


Stage One: Pre-test (2007)

Stage Two: Pilot Study (2008)

Stage Three: Randomised Control Trial (2009-10).

Findings:
Completion of the Moving On program was associated with improvements in some of the outcomes. Differences between groups as allocated were diluted by the high proportion of patients not completing the program. Thus, although completion of the Moving On program was associated with some positive outcomes, further monitoring and evaluation are needed of long-term outcomes and the impact in diverse populations. Moving On is a feasible self-management support option for health departments, non-government organisations and community groups and services, to consider supporting in conjunction with routine multidisciplinary care of a diverse range of long-term chronic conditions.

Contact

Anna Williams Email: a.williams@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

Arthritis NSW, National Prescribing Service, National Heart Foundation (NSW)

Funding

Arthritis NSW

Project lead centre
CPHCE
Project stream
Prevention and Management of Long Term Conditions
Project start date
2007
Project end date
2011