Laure Spinazze

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AIM To develop educational programs in chronic heart failure (CHF), creation of standardized tools for therapeutic education specifically dedicated to CHF patients was performed as a part of the French I-CARE project. METHODS AND RESULTS A working group was constituted of cardiologists, nurses and dieticians, specialized in both therapeutic education and(More)
BACKGROUND Education programmes are required in chronic diseases. The insuffisance cardiaque : éducation thérapeutique (I-CARE) programme was developed in France to promote the setting-up of therapeutic education units for chronic heart failure. AIM To evaluate the setting-up of such units, assessing the influence of training on the creation and(More)
Therapeutic education is becoming increasingly important in the management of chronic diseases including cardiac failure. The I-CARE programme consists of an evaluation of the role of therapeutic education in France, creating standardised tools and setting up training sessions for therapeutic education in the context of cardiac failure. Approximately two(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in the role of patient education sessions for optimizing the management of heart failure (HF) is increasing. We determined whether improvements in young and elderly patients' knowledge of HF and self-care behavior could be analyzed by administering a knowledge test before and after an educational session. METHODS Stable heart failure(More)
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