Promoting Behaviour Change in Long Term Conditions Using a Self-management Platform

P J McCullagh, C D Nugent, H Zheng, W P Burns, R J Davies, N D Black, P Wright, M S Hawley, Christopher Eccleston, S J Mawson, G A Mountain

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By 2050, it is estimated that the number of people aged 60 and over will more than double from 650 million of the global population to 2 billion, representing 22% of humanity. In addition, the number of persons aged 80 and older is increasing rapidly: by 2050, they will constitute approximately 20% of the older population (UN, 2006). In the United States, eighty percent of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 50% have more (CDC, 2009). In the UK, it is estimated that 17.5 million adults are living with a long term condition. The management and treatment of chronic conditions demands a major proportion of health and social care resources (DH, 2004). These long term conditions are recognised to have huge impact on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of individuals, often making it difficult for people to perform daily routines and to engage in an active social life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Inclusive Interactions
EditorsP Langdon, P J Clarkson, P Robinson
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-84996-165-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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