Personalised care planning for adults with chronic or long-term health conditions (Protocol)
Coulter A, Entwistle VA, Eccles A, Ryan S, Shepperd S, Perera R.
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of personalised care planning for patients with long-term health conditions, as compared to forms of care in which active involvement of patients in treatment and management decisions (at least in goal setting and action planning) is not explicitly attempted or achieved. We will address the following primary research questions: Is personalised care planning effective for improving physical health (e.g. lipid measurements)? Is personalised care planning effective for improving psychological health (e.g. anxiety and depression)? Is personalised care planning effective for improving psychosocial health (e.g. quality of life)? Is personalised care planning effective for improving patients' capabilities for self-managing their condition? We will also look for evidence to address the following secondary research questions: Is personalised care planning effective for improving patients' health-related behaviours? How does personalised care planning impact on rates of use and costs of formal health services? What is the relative effectiveness of different types of intervention used to promote personalised care planning?