Date of Award
Gail Bass/Devon Olson Lambert
Operational definition of self-care management: Self-management is recognized as an effective approach to managing chronic health conditions by “empowering patients to understand their conditions and take responsibility for their health” (National Institutes of Health, 2010, para. 4). According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (2014), self-management is about being in charge of one’s life and managing one’s condition, instead of being managed by that condition. Memory Strategy Education Group program (MSEG) is a self-care management program that utilizes working memory strategy exercises (Coe, Martin & Stapletion, 2019). This is an example of a self-care management program that has occupation-based interventions that occupational therapists can use as a replacement for rote-exercises to avoid occupational deprivation within skilled nursing facilities (Coe et al., 2019).
Schutt, Sophia and Thompson, Kristin, "Effectiveness of Self-Management Programs to Reduce Occupational Deprivation in Older Adults" (2020). Critically Appraised Topics. 9.