The Ministry of Health’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) which was introduced in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2015 is extremely critical to improving the quality of life for people with chronic health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
This was according to Mrs. Novelia Rawlins Nwosu, Metabolic Disease Programme Coordinator and Verna Edwards France, Health Educator/Counselor, during their July 27 appearance on “Working for You.”
“The Ministry of Health has what you call the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) which is geared towards helping people to manage their condition. There is a 13-step guide that helps persons to manage their condition if they are diabetic, hypertensive or if they just need help in nutrition, shedding a few pounds or anything else. The programme is individualized and it helps persons to manage their condition,” said Mrs. Rawlins Nwosu.
Ms. Edwards France highlighted positive thinking as a critical component of the programme.