Collaborative self-management and behavioral change

Kathryn Rice, Jean Bourbeau, Roderick MacDonald, Timothy J. Wilt

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Behavioral change is critical for improving health outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. An educational approach alone is insufficient; changes in behavior, especially the acquisition of self-care skills, are also required. There is mounting evidence that embedding collaborative self-management (CSM) within existing health care systems provides an effective model to meet these needs. CSM should be integrated with pulmonary rehabilitation programs, one of the main goals of which is to induce long-term changes in behavior. More research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of assimilating CSM into primary care, patient-centered medical homes, and palliative care teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-351
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Behavioral change
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Collaborative self-management
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation


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