Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Evaluation Method can be Designed to Examine the Effectiveness of the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Improving Participant Health Status?


The Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), an evidence-based disease prevention model, helps people with chronic diseases better self-manage their conditions, improve their health status, and reduce their need for more costly medical care. The evaluation sought to develop a research design that estimates the effect of such programs on outcomes of participants among individuals aged 60 or older.

After reviewing a large number of successfully implemented randomized controlled trials, an experimental option using randomized control trials was recommended for the evaluation since this method produces a comparison group similar to the treatment group

Report Title: Design an Evaluation of Three Administration on Aging (AoA) Programs: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Evaluation Design
Agency Sponsor: AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Federal Contact: William Spector, 301-427-1446
Performer: IMPAQ International, LLC
Record ID: 9976 (September 30, 2013)

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