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State of the science: promoting self-care in persons with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Self-care is advocated as a method of improving outcomes from heart failure (HF), the final common pathway for several prevalent illnesses, including hypertension and coronary artery disease. HF is… Expand
Executive summary: HFSA 2006 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline.
Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized by high mortality, frequent hospitalization, reduced quality of life, and a complex therapeutic regimen. Knowledge about HF is accumulating so rapidly… Expand
Family Influences on Heart Failure Self-care and Outcomes
- S. Dunbar, P. Clark, C. Quinn, Rebecca A Gary, N. Kaslow
- The Journal of cardiovascular nursing
- 1 May 2008
Many patient education guidelines for teaching heart failure patients recommend inclusion of the family; however, family-focused interventions to promote self-care in heart failure are few. This… Expand
Heart failure: evaluation and care of patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association…
2012 WRITING GROUP MEMBERS* Cynthia M. Tracy, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Vice Chair*; Dawood Darbar, MD, FACC, FHRS†; John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS*‡;… Expand
Health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and diet in young adults.
- EunEeok Cha, Kevin H. Kim, +4 authors S. Dunbar
- American journal of health behavior
- 1 May 2014
OBJECTIVES To examine relationships among health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and dietary quality in young adults aged 18-29. METHODS Health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and… Expand
Family education and support interventions in heart failure: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND Self-management of dietary sodium restriction by persons with heart failure (HF) is difficult and usually occurs within the home setting and within a family context. OBJECTIVE To compare… Expand
Effect of a Psychoeducational Intervention on Depression, Anxiety, and Health Resource Use in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients
- S. Dunbar, J. Langberg, +5 authors W. Weintraub
- Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
- 1 October 2009
Background: Psychological responses have been reported for some patients after the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This study tested the effects of a psychoeducational… Expand
Sodium, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease: Further Evidence Supporting the American Heart Association Sodium Reduction Recommendations
Recent reports of selected observational studies and a meta-analysis have stirred controversy and have become the impetus for calls to abandon recommendations for reduced sodium intake by the US… Expand
Length of Residence in the United States is Associated With a Higher Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Immigrants: A Contemporary Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey
- Y. Commodore-Mensah, Nwakaego Ukonu, +5 authors I. Okosun
- Journal of the American Heart Association
- 1 November 2016
Background Cardiometabolic risk (CMR) factors including hypertension, overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia are high among United States ethnic minorities, and the immigrant… Expand