Quality (48) Patient centred NCD care (5) Self-management education

24 June, 2021

Thank you Dr Zewdie and Dr Richard for commenting on patient centered NCD care, (and Neil for the footnotes),

@Zewdie, thank you for bringing in a valuable article on patient centered NCD care, proving that Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) makes a difference. Self-management interventions seem to be under researched in LMIC as described by Haern et al 2019 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6608949/ .

That is one of the reasons that I deliberately choose for the patients’ perspective, because I think there is still a lot to gain in the area of self-management and patient engagement in research, specifically in LMIC and on NCDs (as described e.g. in https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/5/e026514 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7196100/ )

However, the patients’ perspective will automatically bring in service delivery and the health system as a whole.

@Richard, thank you for the valuable division in NCD care.

Best wishes,

Tineke de Groot

HIFA profile: Tineke de Groot. As a nurse, international public health professional, lecturer and researcher, Tineke has a passion for Universal Health Coverage. She has worked in a variety of primary healthcare settings in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Netherlands and holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Africa. She has been a health system advisor on various health projects worldwide. She works in training healthcare professionals at the Christian University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) to work in low-income settings. She also works for Primary Care International (UK), developing e-learnings on NCD care for healthcare professionals in LMIC. She is a member of the HIFA-WHO catalyst group on Learning for quality health services. https://www.hifa.org/projects/learning-quality-health-services

Email: adgroot AT che.nl