The Applicability of the United States' Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) to Korean Adults
미국 만성질환자가관리프로그램(CDSMP)의 성공 사례와 국내 적용가능성

SangNam Ahn, Keon Yeop Kim, Marcia G. Ory, Yoon Joo Na, Ki Su Kim
2014 Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion  
Objectives: The current study reviews the implementation and evaluation of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) in the United States (U.S.) to illustrate the program's potential contribution to improving health among Korean adults with chronic conditions while saving healthcare costs. Methods: This study examines existing literature on the history, theoretical background, essential elements, and delivery outcomes of CDSMP with special focus on the successes and challenges to be
more » ... challenges to be faced in the implementation of CDSMP to Koreans with chronic conditions. Results: CDSMP is designed to empower people with chronic conditions to develop skills necessary for medical, social role, and emotional management of chronic conditions. Recent studies show the utility of CDSMP in achieving the Triple Aim health reform goals (i.e., better care, better health, better value). Lessons learned from the U.S. experience emphasize the importance of establishing evidence-based studies, collaborating with community partners, and diversifying funding sources to make CDSMP more sustainable. Conclusion: The current study demonstrates the replicability of CDSMP and potential for expansion in Korea. More concerted efforts among academia, government, and communities are needed to deliver CDSMP to Korean adults and identify its effectiveness within the Korean context in terms of meeting the Triple Aim goals of better care, better health, and better value.
doi:10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.4.63 fatcat:jenl5mvk5fdphcmspsywzbw3vy