Theoretical Model of HER
We use the modified chronic care model as our theoretical framework to guide the scientific process of our Center. Understanding the influence of all types of resources is critical for constructing ways to enhance self-management support and ultimately improved health capabilities and self-care outcomes of people with chronic illnesses or conditions.
Source: Wagner EH. Chronic disease management: What will it take to improve care for chronic illness? Effective Clinical Practice. 1998;1(1):2-4.
We operationalize transdisciplinary research as a rigorous process that integrates multiple disciplinary
perspectives through active inclusion and participation of pertinent stakeholders in research protocol
design, delivery and dissemination to further advance science with shared long-term goals.
Self-management science posits that the patient assumes the primary role in managing their own chronic illness care, while the health care professional supports and empowers the patient to take responsibility for their own health. The goal of self-management interventions is to assist patients in becoming informed and activated partners in their own health care, including but not limited to making decisions about medications, diagnostic or medical procedures, and which health behavior goals to pursue.