Self-care

People with long-term conditions need to manage their own conditions to a large extent. However, behaviour change is difficult and people find it hard to change the way they eat, manage their weight or do physical activity.

This self-care measure was originally developed for use by people with diabetes, and focuses on how well people think that they can manage different aspects of self-care, such as diet, physical activity, weight and medication, especially when this requires injections.