Resources

Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit

Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit

Reach Participants During the COVID-19 Sequestration

Bull Publishing offers the Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit for participants who are at home.
 
Each tool kit contains the following materials: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Tool Kit is priced at $46.36 each.
 
Learn more about the Tool Kit. It is also available in Spanish. These kits are also appropriate for the Diabetes Self-Managment course.
 
If your organization has a supply of some materials, such as the book or relaxation CD, you can purchase the remaining products using this form - https://www.bullpub.com/cdsmp-tool-kit-order-form.html.
 

Shipping 

We can ship everything directly to you. 
 
Or, we can ship complete kits to individual participants. If this is what you require, email us a spreadsheet with names and address. We will send them via US mail to be delivered in 7-10 business days. 
 

Questions?

Please feel free to email Emily - emily@bullpub.com - with any questions or to place an order.
 

 

Welcome

These resources are designed to accompany Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition.

This list includes suggested further readings, useful websites, and other helpful resources. It's compiled by the authors of the book and maintained by the publisher.

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Getting Started - Index

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Other things you might need

Visit the Self-Management Resource Centre | Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. Our programs help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.

 

Find a self-manangement program or workshop near you | This searchable map allows you to find programs or workshops by zip code, country, or you can filter by program.

 

Report a broken link  | If you would like to report a broken link or make a suggestion, please contact us

Alzheimer’s

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Websites

 

Alzheimer’s Association | https://www.alz.org 

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. 

 

Arthritis

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Websites

Arthritis Foundation | https://www.arthritis.org/

Official website of The Arthritis Foundation, also available in Spanish includes a blog, resource finder and helpline. 

- Living with Arthritis https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/ 

- Walk with Ease Program https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/tools-resources/walk-with-ease/ 

 

National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases | https://www.niams.nih.gov/ 

Government agency. Search arthritis, osteoporosis, and other topics:

- https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/arthritis

 

Programs

Fit & Strong! | https://www.fitandstrong.org

- An exercise program for adults with arthritis

 

Print

Shlotzhauer, T. L. (2014). Living with rheumatoid arthritis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Asthma, Lung Disease & Emphysema

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Websites

Allergy & Asthma Network | https://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/

The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, a patient advocacy organization, was started by a mother with children who have asthma. Section for patients includes practical easy-to-understand and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms.

 

American Lung Association | https://www.lung.org/

Also available in Spanish, The American Lung Association website provides information on asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses, ways to stop smoking as well as in-depth information on ongoing clinical trials. 

- COPD https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/

 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology | https://www.aaaai.org/

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is one of the nation's largest professional medical specialty organizations. Their website, though mainly for industry, does include a Find an Allergist / Immunologist service. 

 

American Thoracic Society | https://www.thoracic.org

International medical association dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America | https://www.aafa.org/

A nonprofit organization founded in 1953, works to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. This website provides information about triggers, symptoms and treatments as well as a blog and community forum.

 

Asthma Canada | https://asthma.ca/

Asthma Canada provides research, advocacy, education and support. Search Asthma under Get Help for asthma basics, diagnosis, triggers, medication, management and information for parents and caregivers. 

 

Breathe California

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Chest Foundation | https://foundation.chestnet.org/

Champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service, and patient education.

 

COPD Foundation | https://www.copdfoundation.org/

A nonprofit organization providing educational materials including a video series for patients with chronic lung disease

 

Kaiser Permanente: Sleep Apnea | https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/health-encyclopedia/he.sleep-apnea.hw49127?kpSearch=sleep%20apnea 

 

MayoClinic: Emphysema | https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/emphysema/symptoms-causes/syc-20355555 

 

MedicineNet: Emphysema | https://www.medicinenet.com/emphysema_lung_condition/article.htm 

 

MedlinePlus

 

National Emphysema Foundation | http://www.emphysemafoundation.org/

This site is to enable those with emphysema to better cope with and understand the nature of their disease through new research, current treatment initiatives, and innovative ways of coping. 

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute | https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute plans, conducts, and supports research, clinical trials, and observational studies related to the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders. 

 

The Lung Association | https://lung.ca/

The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. The website includes many helpful resources including videos on how to use different types of inhalers. 

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Asthma | http://www.healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=75

 

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Asthma | http://www.epa.gov/asthma/

 

WebMD: COPD Health Center | https://www.webmd.com/g00/lung/copd/default.htm?i10c.ua=4&i10c.encReferrer= 



Videos

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Know How To Use Your Asthma Inhaler

https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/inhaler_video/default.htm

 

Mayo Clinic: Dr. Benzo Mindful Breathing Lab | https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/mindful-breathing/videos 

 

Print 

Fielding, D. L. (2016). The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease (1st ed.). Philadelphia: Da Capo Lifelong Books.

Mahler, Donald A. Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease 1st Edition. University Press of New England, 2017

Martin, Jane M (2012). Live Your Life With COPD- 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope. Infinity Publishing. 

Olle, D. A. (2018). Asthma. Dulles, VA: Mercury Learning and Information.

Cancer

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Websites

 

American Cancer Society | https://www.cancer.org/

Website features: news, information on types of cancer, patient services, treatment options, sections on children with cancer and living with cancer, and cancer statistics.

 

Cancer.Net | https://www.cancer.net/

The official website for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with insights, tips, and inspirational posts on cancer, written by cancer physicians.

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society | https://www.lls.org/

Communicating with Family, Friends & Health Professionals

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Websites

Family Caregiver Alliance: Pathways to Effective Communication for Healthcare Providers and Caregivers | https://www.caregiver.org/pathways-effective-communication-healthcare-providers-and-caregivers 

 

Print

Brower, N., MFHD, & Darrington, J., MS. (2012, July). Effective Communication Skills: Resolving Conflict [PDF]. Logan: Utah State University.

- Link to PDF https://extension.usu.edu/relationships/ou-files/effectivecommunicationskills.pdf

Depression

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Print

Burns, D. D. (1999). Feeling good: The new mood therapy. New York, NY: Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins.

 

Lewinsohn, P. M. (1992). Control your depression. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Diabetes

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Websites

American Diabetes Association | http://diabetes.org/

This site contains a variety of information about diabetes from nutrition to research and advocacy issues like insulin affordability. Website also features: news, risk test, statistics, recipes, and is available in Spanish.

 

Diabetes Food Hub | https://www.diabetesfoodhub.org/

Website by the American Diabetes Association allows you to browse recipes with pictures, get nutritional information and create meal plans and grocery lists. 

 

Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine | http://www.diabetesforecast.org/

Published by the American Diabetes Association, available online.

 

Diabetes Sisters | https://diabetessisters.org

A site for women living with diabetes that offers expert advice as well as a forum for women with diabetes to communicate with each other.

 

John Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes | http://hopkinsdiabetesinfo.org/

Includes a variety of information and videos about diabetes, research studies, patient stories and a nutrition blog.

 

National Diabetes Education Program | https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/index.html

Website features: information for minorities, Spanish-language and Asian-American information, tips on how to control and prevent diabetes, resources for children and adolescents. NDEP materials are provided through a joint effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

 

Prediabetes | https://doihaveprediabetes.org/

A website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the Ad Council dedicated to reducing diabetes risk with a self-screening tool for prediabetes and easy to read tips for increasing exercise, healthy eating, and managing weight to prevent diabetes.