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Although Outcome Measurement has become an important tool in the evaluation of health promotion patient education and other health services interventions, problems remain in locating reliable measurements and scales. This book provides a unique compilation of more than 50 self-administered scales for measuring health behaviors, health status, self-efficacy, and health-care utilization.
Chapter 1: Conceptual Basis for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Study
Conceptual Basis for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Study
In the past century, the human life span has increased by almost 30 years. A child born in 1991 can expect to live approximately 76 years, whereas a child born in 1900 was expected to live to only 47 (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1994). The aging of the population is perhaps the most dominant demographic feature of the late 20th century. The number of persons aged 65 and over in the United States has grown from 3.1 million in 1900 (4% of the population) to more than 30 million today (12% of the population) (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, 1988). Projections for the future suggest that ...