The Arthritis Self-Management Program, also known as the Arthritis Self-Help Course, was the first patient education program developed at the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. The two hour workshop is held once a week for six weeks. Subjects covered include:
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A helpful segment of the class was the emphasis on exercise. Trial and new choices helped me develop a plan!
Community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals.
Two hours, once a week, for six weeks
Subjects who took the Program, when compared to those who did not, ASMP participants reduced their pain, sometimes reduced disability, improved quality-of-life, and reduced utilization of medical services. These benefits lasted for at least four years.
Facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with arthritis themselves
Individual vs. Group