This review examined consumer enablement, defined as the specific components that combine to make a consumer engaged. This review explores this construct in the chronic disease population in relation to its determinants; the tools and instruments demonstrated to be valid, reliable and clinically useful in measuring enablement; and the evidence regarding specific interventions that support self-management for chronic disease. To enhance enablement, the ability to be responsive to people in diverse situations with diverse levels of enablement is a core requirement. Such responsiveness requires the ability to assess and describe complexity in the enablement profile of individuals or groups and effectively respond to people’s identified enablement status.
CitationBatterham R, Osborne R, McPhee C, Mech P, Townsend B.