Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop (October 17 Session)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Health and Wellness Conference Room 3 – Entrance 8

Cost: Free

Registration Required: 573-331-5880

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problems. The program specifically addresses arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases. This program was developed at Stanford University. Workshops meet for 2½  hours per week for six weeks. It is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. This program covers topics such as:

  • Techniques to deal with problems associated with chronic disease
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Participants who took CDSMP demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social activities/limitations.