Self-care is what people do to care for themselves, their children, other family members and their communities. In relation to health care, it is all that people do to maintain health, prevent illness, seek treatment, manage symptoms and side effects, accomplish recovery and rehabilitation and manage the impact of chronic illness and/or disability.
Our aim is to support self-care and self-management in a variety of settings using a range of person-centred research approaches. Our qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research across the lifespan focuses on:
In this way, our research feeds into the wider University research theme of health and behaviour.
Additional to these programmes of work, staff collaborate within the Faculty, across the University and with a range of external partners.
A range of staff from the Faculty work within the Enhancing Self-care research theme:
We have a number of PhD and Clinical Doctorate students currently working within the enhancing self-care research theme.
This CSO funded study is the first to determine whether increasing the price of cheap alcohol affects ambulance call-outs. Ambulance call-outs due to alcohol cost up to £52 million annually in
The findings will help the Scottish Government, who
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Funded by the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and using pre- and post- testing, the University of Stirling are evaluating this project which supports families of people with Down's syndrome in
This MRC award: 'Reducing traffic-related trauma - A community-based prevention and first-response programme intervention for Malawi and beyond' enables the development of an