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Self-Management Support in Primary Health Care

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2015.0456-0462

Programm einer niedrigschwelligen, komplexen, psychosozialen Intervention durch Pflegekräfte in der Hausarztpraxis

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Annette Ernst, Martin Scherer, Martin Ebersbach, Sarah Porzelt, Egina Puschmann, Patricia Thomsen

Keywords: Self Management Counseling Case Management Psychological Complaints Nurse-Led Intervention

Introducing a Program for a Low-Threshold, Complex, Psychosocial, Nurse-Led Intervention

Summary: Anxiety, depressive and somatoform disorders (ADSom) are highly prevalent in primary care. Managing these disorders is time-consuming and requires strong commitment on behalf of family practitioners. Furthermore, the resources for the management of these patients are limited by the increasing workload and the short consultation times in primary care practices, especially in the German health care system. In order to address this problem, we’ve designed and will evaluate a complex, low-threshold, nurse-led intervention using a goal-oriented set of case management and counseling techniques to promote self-management in these patients. Here, we present the intervention and the course of action in a self-management program to support patients with psychological distress in primary care.


(State: 18.11.2015)

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