This randomized clinical trial aimed to determine if cognitive behavior therapy for depression and self-care in heart failure patients was effective and found that, relative to usual care, the intervention improved depression but not heart failure self-care.
This randomized parallel group study reports that the provision of in-home asthma self-management support by community health workers to low-income adults with uncontrolled asthma improves asthma control and quality of life but not unscheduled health care use.
This cross-sectional, retrospective cohort study found that veterans who receive glucose test strips through both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare use more strips and are more likely to overuse strips.
Leppin et al synthesize the evidence of the efficacy of interventions to reduce early hospital readmissions and identify intervention features—including their impact on treatment burden and on patients’ capacity to enact postdischarge self-care—that might explain their varying effects.
Chan et al investigate if frequent contacts through a telephone-based peer support program would improve cardiometabolic risk and health outcomes by enhancing psychological well-being and self-care in patients receiving integrated care implemented through a web-based, multicomponent quality improvement program.