Leisure education in chronic disease self-management: a case study and lessons learned

Megan C. Janke, Laura L. Payne, Julie S. Son

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The number of individuals experiencing chronic conditions is on the rise, increasing the need for effective self-management strategies to promote their health and quality of life. This paper identifies how leisure education may complement and enhance skills considered necessary for appropriate self-management. To address this topic, detailed information about how leisure education was integrated into the existing Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) is provided, including a discussion of how the content covered in this CDSMP + Leisure Education program was developed and examples of this curriculum. Lessons learned from this project are discussed, and future directions and suggestions for the inclusion of leisure education in other self-management programmes are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-420
Number of pages24
JournalLeisure/ Loisir
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • Chronic conditions
  • leisure education
  • self-care
  • self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Leisure education in chronic disease self-management: a case study and lessons learned'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this