[EVIVO program adapted for the labor sector : a help for managing chronic condition and professional life]

Rev Med Suisse. 2021 Mar 31;17(732):658-661.
[Article in French]

Abstract

EVIVO is a well-established chronic disease self-management program, having been successfully implemented during the last decade in Switzerland. The program has shown positive results in facilitation of self-management competences for patients living with chronic diseases and their relatives. EVIVO was designed to run for 6 weeks with weekly sessions of 2 and a half hour each. We tested the effectiveness of a shortened version of EVIVO, running it over five half days in order to make it more focused for patients who are challenged by managing their chronic illness within the context of their professional life. Participants in the five-session version showed comparable self-efficacy levels compared with those who had attended the standard six-week six-session courses. Overall, the five-session version was well accepted, considered very useful, met the participants' needs and changed their perception of their own expectations towards self-management of their illness.

Le cours EVIVO « Devenir acteur de sa santé avec une maladie chronique » a été implémenté en Suisse et s’est montré utile pour aider les personnes concernées et/ou leurs proches à renforcer leurs capacités à gérer la maladie et vivre le quotidien de manière plus positive. Structuré sur 6 semaines à raison d’une session de 2 h 30 par semaine, il a été reformaté sur 5 demi-journées afin d’être implémenté dans le monde du travail. L’évaluation d’EVIVO sur 5 sessions montre des résultats comparables dans l’évolution du sentiment d’autoefficacité comparable au cours sur 6 sessions. De plus, la version en 5 sessions ciblant les enjeux liés au travail s’est globalement révélée acceptable, utile et répondant aux besoins des participant·e·s qui ont exprimé avoir changé leurs attentes envers l’autogestion de leur maladie.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease*
  • Humans
  • Switzerland