In april 2011 kreeg zij een promotievoucher van Hogeschool Rotterdam toegekend om onderzoek te doen naar Zelfmanagement & Participatie bij kinderen en jongeren met chronische aandoeningen. Ze heeft haar onderzoek in 2015 met succes afgerond. Momenteel is Jane Sattoe senior onderzoeker bij het kenniscentrum.
Becoming an adult often proves extra challenging for those who grow up with chronic conditions, because adaptive tasks related to living with a chronic condition can clash with normal developmental milestones. Finding a good balance and integrating these tasks in daily life is also referred to as self-management.
This thesis deals with three major themes. First, the concept of self-management and self-management support in current health care for young people with chronic conditions is explored. Then, the development of self-management skills, and what factors may influence this process in young people with chronic conditions are addressed. Finally, the effectiveness of self-management interventions for young people with chronic conditions is studied.