Factors Supporting Self-Management in Parkinson's Disease: Implications for Nursing Practice

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2008, 3 (3), pp. 187 - 193
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To identify the factors associated with better self-management in people with moderate to high levels of Parkino's disease following an acute illness event. PD affects many dimensions of life, including threats to self-identity and confidence in self-management. The presence of informal support plays an important role in sustaining self-efficacy and sense of coherence nad self-management in persons with PD.
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