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2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of heart failure: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines.
The medical profession should play a central role in evaluating the evidence related to drugs, …
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An Update on the Self-care of Heart Failure Index
Background:The Self-care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) is a measure of self-care defined as a naturalistic decision-making process involving the choice of behaviors that maintain physiologicalExpand
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A Situation-Specific Theory of Heart Failure Self-care
Heart failure, a common syndrome in developed countries worldwide, is associated with poor quality of life, frequent rehospitalizations, and early death. Self-care is essential to improving outcomesExpand
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A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness
Nearly 50% of adults have one or more chronic illnesses. Self-care is considered essential in the management of chronic illness, but the elements of self-care in this context have not been specifiedExpand
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Psychometric testing of the self-care of heart failure index.
BACKGROUND Self-care is believed to improve outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients. However, research testing this assumption is hampered by difficulties in measuring self-care. The purpose of thisExpand
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ACC/AHA 2005 Practice Guidelines for the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (lower extremity, renal, mesenteric, and abdominal aortic): a collaborative report from the American
Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease (Lower Extremity, Renal, Mesenteric, and Abdominal Aortic) A Collaborative Report from the American Association for Vascular Surgery/Society for VascularExpand
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Facilitators and barriers to heart failure self-care.
Self-care of heart failure (HF) is difficult to master, but the reasons why remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore how HF influences patients' lives, assess how they performExpand
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Effect of a standardized nurse case-management telephone intervention on resource use in patients with chronic heart failure.
BACKGROUND Case management is believed to promote continuity of care and decrease hospitalization rates, although few controlled trials have tested this approach. OBJECTIVE To assess theExpand
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Reducing Delay in Seeking Treatment by Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stroke: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Stroke
Patient delay in seeking treatment for acute coronary syndrome and stroke symptoms is the major factor limiting delivery of definitive treatment in these conditions. Despite decades of research andExpand
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Randomized controlled trial of telephone case management in Hispanics of Mexican origin with heart failure.
BACKGROUND Disease management is effective in the general population, but it has not been tested prospectively in a sample of solely Hispanics with heart failure (HF). We tested the effectiveness ofExpand
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