Patients in clinical care

Health

This project will focus on self-care disease management and lifestyle behavior change among patients at a medical ward at the county hospital in Motala (Sweden).

Individuals selected for this project will be patients with cardiovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease, or type II diabetes. The aim of the project is to enable patients to monitor symptoms and signs from their disease, learn more about self-management, and to change lifestyle behaviors.

Specific focus groups and panel evaluations will be conducted for each disease group, containing both patients and professionals. The content of the intervention will therefore be tailored to each disease group. A randomized controlled trial will be conducted to assess the effect of the tailored intervention. Participants will be recruited from medical wards in the south-eastern region of Sweden.