The Benefits of Self-Management
The most important benefit of self-management is that it works.
Research focusing on participants in the Arthritis Self-Management Program has shown that participating in the program can help transform participants from patients with a chronic disease to active disease managers, confident in their ability to manage pain, fatigue and other challenges that come with arthritis.
Specific proven benefits of the program include:
- Improved overall health
- Reduced pain
- Reduced limitation in daily activity
- Less frustration or worry about health matters
- Increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition.
No one can take care of you the way you can. Studies of the Arthritis Self-Management Program found that that it increases your confidence in your ability to manage your condition. This confidence can make a positive difference in the way you live and take care of yourself.