Experiences and perceptions of self-management for older adults with multimorbidity

Year: 2017

Type: Conference Abstract

Published In: Age and Ageing, 46, Suppl. 3, iii13-iii59

Authors: Hannigan, C., Doyle, J., Murphy, E., Smith, S. and Dinsmore, J.

Background: For persons with multimorbidity (PwMs), self-management is a complexprocess that involves integration of knowledge and tasks for multiple, and often interact-ing, chronic diseases [1]. Patients are frequently required to prioritise conditions, and toreconcile conflicting information and clinical advice [2]. The current study aimed tounderstand experiences related to self-management of multimorbidity for older patients(aged over 65), and for key stakeholders in their care network. The data presented wascollected as part of an extensive requirements gathering exercise to inform the design ofa digital health ecosystem that aims to support self-management and improve integrationof care for older PwMs.

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