Key Takeaways

  • This brief compiles the various positive outcomes from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program National Study in one handy location.  

  • The study consisted of 1,170 participants enrolled in CDSMP from 2010-2011. Sociodemographic, health status, and behavioral data were collected.

  • Among the results: 21% improvement in depression, 12% improvement in medication compliance, and a $364 per participant net savings.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), a peer-led, community-based intervention that helps people with chronic conditions learn how to manage and improve their health, focuses on common challenges such as pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors. 

This summary of a study of nearly 1,200 CDSMP participants highlights some key improvements in health and well-being.