National Study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A Brief Overview

This brief compiles the various positive outcomes from the CDSMP National Study in one handy location. The CDSMP National Study consisted of 1,170 participants who enrolled in a CDSMP workshop from 2010-2011. Sociodemo-graphic, health status, and behavioral data were collected at baseline, 6, and 12 months with 825 participants providing 12-month data. Among the results: 21% improvement in depression, 15% improvement in unhealthy physical days, 12% improvement in medication compliance, and a $364 per participant net savings.