Journal Watch - Depression
The Impact of Patient Empowerment on PD Self-management
A controlled trial investigated use of a problem-based learning (PBL) model to empower people on PD to self-manage. Among 94 participants, 47 patients were randomized to PBL learning, while the control group got usual care. PBL participants were divided into five study groups that each had six lessons. After 9-11.5 months, the PBL group had significantly more basic PD knowledge, higher self-management scores, better quality of life, increased satisfaction, and less depression and anxiety.
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