Toolbox for group based patient education

​The 24 health educational tools in the toolbox can be used in patient education for people with chronic illness. In addition to the tools, there is a book describing the objective and background of the tools.

The objective of the tools is to create active participation in order to bring about long-term change and targeted health promoting action among participants.

The tools enable reflection
The tools focus on how the educator can create dialogue with the participants and how he/she can make the participants reflect upon the challenges and problems that they experience. 

The tools are structured around the use of images, quotations, statements, playing and games to stimulate the participants’ senses. Various types of tools support different learning styles and preconditions. Read more about the specific tools in the publication “In balance with chronic illness”.

Download the 24 tools
All the tools come in a web-friendly printable format. When printing the tools, please note that every tool include a front and a back page.


Reflection and experience

The tools can enable the participants to reflect and to talk about their own experiences.

Who am I?
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My Mood Today
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My Exercise
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My Favorite Restaurant
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Physically (Im)possible
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Balance Card
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What can X do?
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My Illness and Me
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My Social Relationships
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My Thoughts
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Meeting my Health Care Professional
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Meeting my Illness
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Motivation and goals

The tools can help participants identify with their inner motivation for change, priorities and targeted action.

Goal Game
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My Eating Habits
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Exercise Challenges
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Importance and Confidence: The Line
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Advantages and Disadvantages; The Box
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Goals and Plans
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Knowledge and learning

The objective of the tools is to present medical knowledge so that it is specially designed to match the participants’ needs and to build on their experiences and knowledge.

Wheel of Change
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Pools Coupon
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My Feet (excluding responses)
My Feet (including responses)
The heart (excluding responses)
The heart (including responses)

Food (excluding responses)
Food (including responses)
Food and diabetes (excluding responses)
Food and diabetes (including responses)
Keeping Fit (excluding responses)
Keeping Fit (including responses)
Type 2 Diabetes (excluding responses)
Type 2 Diabetes (including responses)
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Shopping Basket
Shopping basket inspiration
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Body and Senses

The tools stimulate the participants’ experiences through body and senses. The three tools do not include printable material, but step-by-step instructions on how to carry out different exercises.

Feel your Body
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Stay Balanced
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Taste the Raisin
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