There is increasing recognition that effective healthcare represents a partnership between patients and their providers. It is important that patients are active and informed participants in their own care process, particularly with respect to chronic illness. This article provides a systematic summary of current evidence supporting the effectiveness of self-management strategies in both multiple sclerosis and neurological illness more generally. Overall, evidence supporting self-management is still emerging but is promising. We discuss self-management strategies and targets and provide suggestions about improving the rigor of future scientific studies.
Volume 48 Number 9, 2011
Pages 1087 — 1100
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