Journal article

Movement through Active Personalised engagement (MAP) - a self-management programme designed to promote physical activity in people with multimorbidity: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Helen Dallosso, Tom Yates, Hamidreza Mani, Laura J Gray, Nafeesa Dhalwani, Emma Baldry, Clare Gillies, Sue Cradock, Mark Batt, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti

Trials | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity, defined as two or more concurrent chronic diseases within the same individual, is becoming the clinical norm within primary care. Given the burden of multimorbidity on individuals, carers and health care systems, there is a need for effective self-management programmes. Promoting active participation within their clinical care and following a healthy lifestyle will help empower patients and target lifestyle factors that are exacerbating their conditions. The aim of this study is to establish whether a tailored, structured self-management programme can improve levels of physical activity at 12 months, in people with multimorbidity. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a s..

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