A pilot test of an integrated self-care intervention for persons with heart failure and concomitant diabetes.

@article{Dunbar2014APT,
  title={A pilot test of an integrated self-care intervention for persons with heart failure and concomitant diabetes.},
  author={Sandra B. Dunbar and Brittany Butts and Carolyn M. Reilly and Rebecca A. Gary and Melinda K Higgins and Erin Poe Ferranti and Steven D. Culler and Javed Butler},
  journal={Nursing outlook},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={97-111}
}
Studies show 30% to 47% of people with heart failure (HF) have concomitant diabetes mellitus (DM). Self-care for persons with both of these chronic conditions is conflicting, complex, and often inadequate. This pilot study tested an integrated self-care program for its effects on HF and DM knowledge, self-care efficacy, self-care behaviors, and quality of life (QOL). Hospitalized HF-DM participants (N = 71) were randomized to usual care or intervention using a 1:2 allocation and followed at 30… CONTINUE READING
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