Patient self-management booklet
The Patient Self-Management Booklet is designed to be used both by patients (clients), treatment supporters, and caregivers who provide care for them at home. It is formulated in language and illustrations that can be easily understood by patients and lay caregivers. (However, this draft assumes quite literate patients (clients) and needs careful country adaptation. Simplified, smaller booklets for less literate clients are in development.) Health workers use the booklet as a tool to teach patients and provide them with the information and skills that the patients can then use when at home when they need to manage their own problems.
The main objective of this booklet is to empower patients to take care of themselves, giving them skills to progressively gain a problem solving attitude (rather than informing them only).
This booklet is still in development - to access the draft version please go to the IMAI sharespace website.
Related IMAI Patients and community documents
These guidelines have been released for country adaptation and to help with the emergency scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings. Interim guidelines are regularly revised based on early implementation experience. Please send comments, suggestions and requests for adaptation assistance to: email@example.com.
For country adaptation, most IMAI publications, modules and recording forms are also available in Word and/or InDesign formats. To request these formats please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.