Self-management is the usual care for people living with long-term conditions. Although they tend to spend relatively little time in contact with the health and care system, more than four in ten people living with a long-term condition do not have the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing daily. As a result, they often have a lower quality of life and make more use of primary care and emergency services than those who are more knowledgeable, skilled and confident.
Tailoring tools can improve people’s ability to self-manage, so it follows that we should measure knowledge, skills and confidence by using them. Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) is one example of a tailoring tool and provides tailored interventions to improve activation for those who would most benefit.
The following health services and areas are piloting PAM® in Lincolnshire from Summer and Autumn 2022; Cardiac Rehab, Parkinson’s, Post Covid, Stroke, Pulmonary, First Coastal PCN, Lincoln South PCN, Cancer ULHT and MSK
In this video, Amanda Griffiths, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist Team Lead working for LCHS, talks more about PAM.
Tailoring tools can improve a person’s ability to self-manage. They should be used hand in hand with approaches which include:
For more information or if you are interested in using PAM® in your service/area please contact Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org