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Table 1 Categories of information for analysis

From: Frameworks for self-management support for chronic disease: a cross-country comparative document analysis

Category Descriptor Examples/Application
Context Factors which can influence policy development including past provision of SMS for chronic disease Healthcare structures and governance, health service reform agenda, burden of chronic disease, demographic and prevalence trends of chronic disease, e-health trends, information on previous delivery of SMS
Content Scope of the framework, defining features of SMS espoused, goal statements, policy statements of action Chronic diseases targeted and scope of population for intervention; components of SMS definition; stated goal including intended effect and outcomes; SMS priorities or courses of action
Actors Stakeholders involved in policy making Government representatives, clinicians, health service managers, people with chronic disease, voluntary sector representatives and community and advocacy groups.
Processes How information and actors interests are incorporated in policy formation; proposed process of implementation and evaluation Evidence used and processes of stakeholder involvement such as consultation, involvement in workshops and surveys, member of working group; implementation plans, associated timelines, facilitation processes; evaluation strategies and feedback process.