Date of Award


Document Type

Critically Appraised Topic


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Anne Haskins

Second Advisor

Breann Lamborn

Third Advisor

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).