A telephone-delivered empowerment intervention with patients diagnosed with heart failure.

@article{Shearer2007ATE,
  title={A telephone-delivered empowerment intervention with patients diagnosed with heart failure.},
  author={Nelma B. Crawford Shearer and Nancy S. Cisar and Edward A. Greenberg},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          159-69
        }
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a major public health problem. Case management by nurses using telephone follow-up has been suggested as a convenient and effective mechanism to promote the self-management of HF. Similarly, a patient empowerment approach to the management of chronic disease has been suggested as one that may nurture self-management in individuals with chronic illness. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a telephone-delivered empowerment… CONTINUE READING

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