The main objective of this paper was to assess the views of clinicians on the integration of CDSM into routine clinical activities and identify issues for sustainability.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Mark Harris

Chief Investigators

Mark Harris, Nicholas Zwar

Other Team Members

Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Shane Pascoe, Daffurn K

Rationale

Between 2002 and July 2004 the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (AGDHA) funded twelve demonstration CDSM projects. A consortium including representatives from local Divisions of General Practice, services within the South Western Sydney Area Health Service and the University of New South Wales developed and implemented the SWSAHS CDSM Demonstration Project. The UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity was commissioned by the newly formed Sydney South West Area Health Service in November 2006 to undertake a follow up study of the local CDSM project.

Aim

The main objective was to assess the views of clinicians on the integration of CDSM into routine clinical activities and identify issues for sustainability.

Design and Method

The methods were qualitative using semi-structured face to face interviews and focus groups with community health clinicians and who were involved in the CDSM Project. A total of six face to face semi structured interviews and two focus groups were undertaken. Audio-tapes from both the focus groups and interviews were transcribed and a thematic analysis was undertaken.

Key Publications

Williams A, Harris MF, Zwar N, Powell Davies G, Pascoe S, Daffurn K. Chronic Disease Self Management Project Follow Up Study Report. South Western Sydney Area Health Service Chronic Disease Self Management Demonstration Project Sharing Health Care Program. UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, February 2007. Click here to download the report.


Williams A, Harris MF, Daffurn K, Powell Davies G, Pascoe S, Zwar N. Sustaining Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care: Lessons from a Demonstration Project. Australian Journal of Primary Health. (Submitted February 2007).

Contact

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

Funding

SWSAHS: Follow-Up Study Grant to SWSAHS from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Project lead centre
CGPIS
Project stream
Prevention and Management of Long Term Conditions
Project start date
2006
Project end date
2007