Soraya Siabani

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Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a costly condition that places large demands on self-care. Failure to adhere with self-care recommendations is common and associated with frequent hospitalization. Understanding the factors that enable or inhibit self-care is essential in developing effective health care interventions. This qualitative review was conducted to(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is an increasingly important health problem worldwide. Effective self-care can improve the outcomes and quality of life in patients with CHF. Acknowledging the important role of educational interventions for improving self-care, we sought to assess a new educational strategy involving community health volunteers (CHVs)(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a common burdensome health problem worldwide. Self-care improves outcomes in patients with CHF. The Self-care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) is a well-known scale for assessing self-care. A reliable, valid, and culturally acceptable instrument is needed to develop and test self-care interventions in Iran. (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is an increasing and costly health problem worldwide. Effective self-care behaviors reduce the cost and improve CHF outcomes. Interventions targeting improvement of self-care need to identify the baseline status of patients and factors associated with self-care to tailor the programs to patients' needs. AIM The aim(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based educational strategy using community health volunteers (CHVs) in improving self-care of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in comparison with an educational strategy using formal health professionals (FHPs) at hospital, and also with a control group receiving usual care in(More)
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