Chronic Disease Self-Management Among Iranian Older Adults: A Scoping Review
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BACKGROUND: Implementing care models that emphasize chronic disease self-management (CDSM) strategies may be an effective approach to the growing prevalence of chronic conditions in Iran. We, therefore, conducted a scoping review on CDSM among older Iranians to identify existing gaps and opportunities to improve chronic disease care. METHOD: We conducted a search in CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE/PubMed, and Cochrane library. Selected articles were charted based on year of publication, language, objectives, methods, target chronic disease(s), sample demographics, self-management type, and key findings. RESULTS: We selected 73 articles. The main components of CDSM addressed were social support, education, physical activity, nutrition, self-monitoring, spirituality, and financial support. Older Iranians reported low levels of physical activity. CONCLUSION: Enhancing the quality of CDSM research and provision of coaching to enhance older adults' social and mental health are among the main strategies to enhance CDSM among the Iranian older population.
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