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Enhancing self-efficacy for self-management in people with cystic fibrosis


Cummings, EA and Hauser, J and Cameron-Tucker, HL and Fitzpatrick, P and Jessup, M and Walters, EH and Reid, DW and Turner, P, Enhancing self-efficacy for self-management in people with cystic fibrosis, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 169, (1) pp. 33-37. ISSN 1879-8365 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-806-9-33


This paper reports on a research trial designed to evaluate the benefits of a health mentoring programme supported with a web and mobile phone based self-monitoring application for enhancing self-efficacy for self-management skills and quality of life for people with CF. This randomised, single-blind controlled trial evaluated two strategies designed to improve self-management behaviour and quality of life. Task-specific self-efficacy was fostered through mentorship and self-monitoring via a mobile phone application. Trial participants were randomised into one of three groups: Control, Mentor-only and Mentor plus mobile phone. Analysis and discussion focus on the experiences of participants through a metho- dology utilising descriptive statistics and semi-structured interviews. The results highlight the challenges of stimulating self-management behaviours particularly in adolescents and in the evaluation of the role of mobile applications in supporting them.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:chronic disease, self-management, information technology, m-health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cummings, EA (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
UTAS Author:Cameron-Tucker, HL (Dr Helen Cameron-Tucker)
UTAS Author:Fitzpatrick, P (Ms Petya Fitzpatrick)
UTAS Author:Walters, EH (Professor Haydn Walters)
UTAS Author:Reid, DW (Dr David Reid)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:73744
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-10-24
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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