Patient work from a context and time use perspective: a mixed-methods study protocol.

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Summary of "Patient work from a context and time use perspective: a mixed-methods study protocol."

Self-management is widely promoted but less attention is focused on the work required from patients. To date, many individuals struggle to practise self-management. 'Patient work', a concept that examines the 'work' involved in self-management, is an approach to understanding the tasks, effort, time and context from patient perspective. The purpose of our study is to use a novel approach combining non-obstructive observations via digital devices with in-depth qualitative data about health behaviours and motivations, to capture the full range of patient work experienced by people with type 2 diabetes and chronic comorbidities. It aims to yield comprehensive insights about 'what works' in self-management, potentially extending to populations with other chronic health conditions.


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Name: BMJ open
ISSN: 2044-6055
Pages: e022163


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