Evaluation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Last Updated: February 3, 2014

Bonnie Jeffery, PhD (Principal Investigator)

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are on the rise in the northern region. This project will develop and test an evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness of the Chronic Disease Self Management Program in northern Saskatchewan communities. Taking into account individual, community and cultural factors, it will engage northern community representatives in developing the framework and will pilot the evaluation approach in one northern community.  This community-university collaboration included community partners Carol Gillis and Nap Gardiner from the Northern Health Strategy Working Group and Dr. Peter from Northern Medical Services (University of Saskatchewan) as university co-investigator.

Goal / Outcomes: SPHERU will share findings with key stakeholders, people in the health programming community, the academic and research community, and individuals suffering from chronic diseases. The information will be conveyed in plain language using different methods (posters, fact sheets, research reports) that can be tailored to a range of audiences. The Alberta Centre for Active Living's September 2010 research update publication features an article on the study.

Funder: Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre

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