Screening for determinants of self-care in patients with chronic heart failure

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Abstract

Heart failure self-care is vital to achieving clinical stability and improved health outcomes. Yet despite the attention it has been given, in both research and clinical practice, effective self-care remains elusive. It is recognised that there are many patient factors that impact on attaining effective self-care skills. Systematic research is warranted to resolve the knowledge gap of how patients process information and develop the necessary self-care skills. In addition, sound screening tools are needed to assess factors that hinder the development of effective heart failure self-care skills. In this manner, education and support strategies can be applied on an individualised needs basis to enhance health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-808
Number of pages3
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Patient education
  • Patient self-care
  • Screening

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