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Table 3 Self-management characteristics featured in reviews by condition

From: Characterizing patient-oriented tools that could be packaged with guidelines to promote self-management and guideline adoption: a meta-review

Self-management characteristics Featured in reviews (n, n/75)a Featured in reviews by condition (n, n/75)a
Domain Component Metabolic Mental illness Cardiovascular Musculoskeletal Pulmonary Variety of chronic diseases Other
Inform Condition 37 12 1 5 5 3 4 7
49.3 16.0 1.3 6.7 6.7 4.0 5.3 9.3
Activities of daily living 9 4 1 0 2 0 0 2
12.0 5.3 1.3 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 2.7
Lifestyle advice 54 18 1 6 9 5 8 7
72.0 24.0 1.3 8.0 12.0 6.7 10.7 9.3
Activate Support for condition 26 9 0 2 7 3 1 4
34.7 12.0 0.0 2.7 9.3 4.0 1.3 5.3
Action plans for condition 30 8 0 4 6 6 2 4
40.0 10.7 0.0 5.3 8.0 8.0 2.7 5.3
Monitoring 31 13 0 5 3 3 3 4
41.3 10.7 0.0 6.7 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.3
Psychological strategies 52 14 5 4 8 5 8 8
69.3 18.7 6.7 5.3 10.7 6.7 10.7 10.7
Collaborate Communicate with clinicians 9 1 0 1 2 0 2 3
12.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 2.7 0.0 2.7 4.0
Link with resources 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.3
Social support 14 4 1 0 2 0 4 3
18.7 5.3 1.3 0.0 2.7 0.0 5.3 4.0
  1. aThe total is 75 because two studies did not provide sufficient detail to categorize the type of self-management support offered; one used education and achieved a positive result; one used education, self-directed guides, and counseling and achieved a positive result [62, 85]