Self-care support for children and adolescents with long-term conditions: the REfOCUS evidence synthesis

Bee P, Pedley R, Rithalia A, Richardson G, Pryjmachuk S, Kirk S & Bower P
Record ID 32015000662
Authors' objectives: To determine which models of self-care support for long-term conditions (LTCs) are associated with significant reductions in health utilisation and costs without compromising outcomes for children and young people.
Authors' recomendations: Self-care support is associated with positive but minimal effects on children and young people's QoL, and minimal, but potentially important, reductions in emergency use. On current evidence, we cannot reliably conclude that self-care support significantly reduces health-care costs.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Adolescent
  • Young Adult
  • Self Care
  • Chronic Disease
  • Social Support
  • Long-Term Care
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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