Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Disease self-management tools and techniques can help patients with lupus and lupus nephritis manage their disease. Studies have shown that health education and social support-based interventions are able to reduce pain and long-term disability in patients with SLE. In addition, patients who perceive that their providers are supportive of self-management strategies are more likely to adopt a proposed technique.
This session will educate participants about patient self-management skills and the behavior changes that improve a patient’s health when a provider offers self-management support. In addition, this session will discuss opportunities to provide self-management support in clinical and non-clinical settings, and share tools created and curated by the ACR and the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and available to
both patients and providers to help address these needs.