Measuring patient activation: the utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context— results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications

Nicola Roberts, Lisa Kidd, Nadine Dougall, Irem S Patel, Susan McNarry, Carol Nixon

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Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al, however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in research and in practice. This study aims to explore its differing utility in four UK exemplar sites. Data from four exemplars in a range of health settings with people living with long-term conditions (i.e. stroke or COPD) were evaluated. PAM scores were described and explored in relation to 6 clinical and sociodemographic variables and outcome measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739–1746
Number of pages8
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number10
Early online date9 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016



  • Patient Activation Measure
  • stroke
  • COPD

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