February 01, 2016
PAM to be used in ground-breaking national project for kidney patients across the United Kingdom.
From the Telegraph and Argus (UK): Bradford’s renal unit is taking part in a ground-breaking national project to encourage kidney patients to play a more active role in their health care. The unit, based at the city’s St Luke’s Hospital, is one of 23 across the UK involved in the innovative Transforming Participation in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Programme – ‘Think Kidneys’.
As a first step, CKD patients will be given a survey called the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) to fill in. The survey has been developed and tested in the US to assess the knowledge, skills, and confidence people have in managing their own health and healthcare.