Completion of ELEANA’s department of Patra programme on self – management
In March, ELEANA’s department of Patra completed a 12month program on self management for people with rheumatic diseases. The aim of this program was to empower and support patients in order to be in a position to deal with all aspects of their condition as well as to promote communication among the participants. The programme took place under the guidance of professional experts who gave the opportunity to the patients to express freely their concerns about their condition and to share thoughts with the other participants. At the end of the program, patients were asked to fill in an evaluation form concerning the content and structure of the programme. Based on the outcomes of this evaluation process, it turned out that the programme was remarkably beneficial for the patients and therefore it has been decided that the programme will be continued.