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dc.contributor.authorSav, Adem
dc.contributor.authorKing, Michelle A
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, Sara S
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorWhitty, Jennifer A
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, Amanda J
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T12:31:07Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T12:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.modified2014-02-04T22:41:21Z
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/PY13084
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56444
dc.description.abstractLiving in a rural or remote environment presents unique challenges for people with chronic conditions, mainly those created by limited health-care services and the physical and emotional isolation. Yet, research on how people self-manage their chronic conditions in such locations is limited. This study aims to contribute to research and clinical practice by describing the ways in which a diverse group of rural and remote people with a range of chronic conditions, and their unpaid carers, self-manage their conditions. Using semi-structured in-depth interviews, data was collected from a sample of 32 participants, residing in one of two regions of Australia: Mount Isa/North West region of Queensland and the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. Our findings suggest that although self-managing in a rural and remote context requires many of the lifestyle changes necessary in urban areas, the uniqueness of the rural lifestyle and the limited availability of health care results in, at times, creative forms of self-management. Health-care professionals and policy makers need to be cognisant of the ways in which rural and remote residents modify self-management strategies to suit their needs, and help them develop self-management plans tailored to the realities of their rural environment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom90
dc.relation.ispartofpageto95
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleSelf-management of chronic conditions in a rural and remote context
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKendall, Elizabeth
gro.griffith.authorSav, Adem
gro.griffith.authorKing, Michelle A.
gro.griffith.authorWhitty, Jennifer A.
gro.griffith.authorMcMillan, Sara S.
gro.griffith.authorWheeler, Amanda
gro.griffith.authorKelly, Fiona S.


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