Evaluation of a Community-Based Self-Management Program to Increase Access to Rehabilitation for People Living with HIV Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We qualitatively evaluated a novel educational program to help people living with HIV understand the role of rehabilitation, facilitate access to rehabilitation, and promote self-management of chronic disease in Canada. The program incorporated components of self-efficacy, client-centered care, peer education, and problem-based learning. Delivery of the community-engaged program was viewed as feasible and acceptable; however, a flexible delivery model was deemed important. Perceived learning was related to rehabilitation, advocacy, and taking responsibility for one’s health. A co-leader model and access to online resources were strengths. Future work should assess the ability to apply advocacy knowledge and skills to access rehabilitation services.

authors

  • O'Brien, Kelly
  • Solomon, Patricia
  • Salbach, Nancy Margaret
  • O’Brien, Kelly Kathleen
  • Nixon, Stephanie
  • Baxter, Larry
  • Gervais, Nicole

publication date

  • January 1, 2019