Patient self-management


HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Faith Communities 05/19/08

This training manual for leaders of African American faith communities can be used to educate community members about the health threat of HIV/AIDS.

Topics include:

  • HIV-prevention training in your faith community
  • Personal risk pretest
  • What is HIV/AIDS?
  • Three ways to get HIV
  • Three ways to prevent it
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Personal risk post-test
  • Program/course evaluation questionnaire
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) 05/06/08

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) is a comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus, Hansen’s disease, or any condition that results in loss
of protective sensation in the feet.

The LEAP program consists of the following:

  • The five-step LEAP program
    • Annual foot screening
    • Patient education
    • Daily self inspection of the foot
    • Appropriate footwear...
Diabetes Recipe and Meal Planner Guide 05/05/08

The Diabetes Recipe and Meal Planner Guide offers steps to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle to control and manage diabetes.

The guide includes:

  • How to create a healthy meal plan
  • What is the diabetes food pyramid?
  • What is the right number of servings for you?
  • Recipes
  • Spanish guide
  • References
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 05/02/08

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye. It includes the following:

  • Dry eye hot jobs fact sheet
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What causes dry eye?
    • How do I know if I have dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can I treat my dry eyes?
    • When should I talk to my eye doctor about my dry eyes?
  • Fast facts
    • The basics of dry eyes
    • What causes chronic dry eye...
How to Create a Pill Card 05/02/08

This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use “pill card.” Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • How to create a pill card
  • Why create a pill card?
  • What you will need to create a pill card
  • Getting ready to create a personalized...
Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers 04/16/08

These training materials can be used to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date, online health information on their own. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • Introductory video
  • Lesson plans
    • For beginning students with little computer experience:
      • Module 1: Internet basics
    • For beginning students with some Internet experience:
      • ...
Time to Talk Campaign 04/16/08

This campaign, launched by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), encourages patients and providers to discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

This Web site includes the following:

  • For patients:
    • Tips to talk to your health care provider
    • Patient packet
      • Backgrounder: The backgrounder provides information about the importance of health care providers and their patients talking...
Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends 03/19/08

The booklet offers information to women about depression during or after a pregnancy. This booklet also provides information for fathers, family, and friends on how to help their loved one.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What causes perinatal depression?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Types of perinatal depression
  • Symptoms of perinatal depression
  • If I have perinatal depression, what can I do?
  • Advice for fathers, family, and...
The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness 03/19/08

These videos help mental health care and other providers prevent chronic mental health problems resulting from combat and other war-zone stress, promoting wellness in this returning group of veterans. It is available in both a provider perspective and a separate video for veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why a quick guide?...


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