An Innovative Worksite Self-Care Management Program to Improve the Outcomes of Adults With or At Risk for Chronic Diseases

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164324
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Innovative Worksite Self-Care Management Program to Improve the Outcomes of Adults With or At Risk for Chronic Diseases
Author(s):
Dayhoff, Nancy E.; Moore, Patricia S.
Author Details:
Nancy E. Dayhoff, EdD, RN, Clinical Solutions, LLC, Columbus, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Patricia S. Moore, MSN, RN, CDE, CNS
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe an innovative worksite self-care management program for employees. The program, Wise Health Decisions, was designed and implemented by two CNSs. Significance: Prevention or delay in the onset of chronic diseases/conditions improves the health of adults and contributes to decreased employer healthcare costs. CNSs have the knowledge and skill to design worksite programs as an outreach of existing hospital programs or as freestanding entrepreneurial programs, such as the one discussed in this presentation. Design/Background/Rationale: One of the outcomes of CNS practice is that programs of care are designed for specific populations. A significant gap exists in programs to improve the outcomes for adults focused on self-care management of chronic diseases. Eighty percent of healthcare dollars pay for 20% of employees with chronic diseases. Innovative programs designed by CNSs, using the science of self-care management, can fill this gap. Methods/Description: Wise Health Decisions is an innovative worksite program that assists employees with self-care management for chronic diseases. The program includes individualized onsite teaching/coaching sessions and written materials that are targeted at assisting employees to become informed self-care managers in treating, preventing, or delaying chronic diseases. Findings/Outcomes: Clinical and fiscal outcomes will be reported for 2 worksite programs implemented in 2004 to demonstrate the effectiveness of Wise Health Decisions. Outcomes will include clinical values associated with chronic conditions, cost avoidance healthcare-related charges, and pre/post program comparisons of insurance claims data. Conclusions: Monthly worksite brief interventions improve the skills of employees as self-care managers and clinical outcomes, and decrease or prevent costs to employers.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Innovative Worksite Self-Care Management Program to Improve the Outcomes of Adults With or At Risk for Chronic Diseasesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDayhoff, Nancy E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Patricia S.en_US
dc.author.detailsNancy E. Dayhoff, EdD, RN, Clinical Solutions, LLC, Columbus, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Patricia S. Moore, MSN, RN, CDE, CNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164324-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe an innovative worksite self-care management program for employees. The program, Wise Health Decisions, was designed and implemented by two CNSs. Significance: Prevention or delay in the onset of chronic diseases/conditions improves the health of adults and contributes to decreased employer healthcare costs. CNSs have the knowledge and skill to design worksite programs as an outreach of existing hospital programs or as freestanding entrepreneurial programs, such as the one discussed in this presentation. Design/Background/Rationale: One of the outcomes of CNS practice is that programs of care are designed for specific populations. A significant gap exists in programs to improve the outcomes for adults focused on self-care management of chronic diseases. Eighty percent of healthcare dollars pay for 20% of employees with chronic diseases. Innovative programs designed by CNSs, using the science of self-care management, can fill this gap. Methods/Description: Wise Health Decisions is an innovative worksite program that assists employees with self-care management for chronic diseases. The program includes individualized onsite teaching/coaching sessions and written materials that are targeted at assisting employees to become informed self-care managers in treating, preventing, or delaying chronic diseases. Findings/Outcomes: Clinical and fiscal outcomes will be reported for 2 worksite programs implemented in 2004 to demonstrate the effectiveness of Wise Health Decisions. Outcomes will include clinical values associated with chronic conditions, cost avoidance healthcare-related charges, and pre/post program comparisons of insurance claims data. Conclusions: Monthly worksite brief interventions improve the skills of employees as self-care managers and clinical outcomes, and decrease or prevent costs to employers.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:17Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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