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Patient perception of nurse-led chronic disease management varies depending on whether this was previously familiar to them
  1. Dympna Casey,
  2. Kathy Murphy
  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to: Dympna Case
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; dympna.casey{at}

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Implications for practice and research

The findings indicate the need to educate and change the mindset of patients/service users to realise that:

  • There are nurses who are highly skilled educated practitioners specifically trained to take on key roles in chronic disease management (CDM).

  • CDM has been developed for application within the primary rather than the acute care setting.

Future research should ascertain the views of service providers and health professionals regarding nurse's contribution to CDM.


In direct response to the rapid rise in the incidence and prevalence of chronic illness models of chronic disease management have evolved. These CDM models have required validation within a nursing context and the focus of this validation has been to consider the origins, processes and outcomes associated with effective models of CDM. This study reports on the qualitative findings of the PEARLE …

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  • Competing interests None.