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The Effect of a Hypertension Self-Management Intervention on Diabetes and Cholesterol Control

Although most chronic disease self-management programs target specific disease outcomes, they may have unintended but beneficial effects on other comorbid chronic conditions. Abstract Background Most patient chronic disease self-management interventions target single-disease outcomes. We evaluated the effect of a tailored hypertension self-management intervention on the unintended targets of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol […]

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Comorbidities, Patient Knowledge, and Disease Management in a National Sample of Patients with COPD

Comorbidities are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and likely add to the complexity and cost of care. Patient self-knowledge about COPD is lower than for cardiovascular comorbidities. COPD is undertreated compared with generally asymptomatic, less morbid conditions such as hypertension. Abstract Objective COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United […]

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