Spreading HOPE: The Development of a Hope-Based Self-Management Intervention

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Abstract

Self-management interventions focus on components such as information, medication taking, mood management, and practical strategies for support in daily life. This chapter argues that, in addition to these strategies, fostering hope is important to effective self-management in both physical and mental health. Hope is a cognitive set, focused on the future, and is operationalized as cross-situational goals and behaviors to achieve these goals. A unique intervention, built on positive psychology and hope theory, is described to exemplify the evidence and application of these concepts. The “Help to Overcome Problems Effectively” (HOPE) program’s design, content, and outcomes are provided. Further research is suggested, focusing on exploring hope as a mechanism for change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions Theories and Practice
EditorsErin Martz
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter4
Pages58-79
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780190606145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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