This programme broadly aims at increasing physical activity and enhancing quality of life in people with multiple long-term chronic conditions.

Having multiple long-term conditions leads to decline in functional status and quality of life while increasing health care expenditure. There is an identified need for effective self-management and healthy lifestyle promotion pathways which would empower patients and facilitate active participation within their clinical care.

A team of clinicians and researchers at University Hospitals of Leicester have developed a group education programme which aims to enable patients to self-manage chronic conditions. The programme broadly aims at increasing physical activity and enhancing quality of life.

The effectiveness of the programme will be tested in a randomised controlled trial over a 12-month period. If proved effective, the programme would be a feasible, cost-effective and accessible strategy for increasing physical activity levels in individuals with two or more long-term conditions.

Milestones

  • The study recruitment is due to start in March 2017.
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