Are we teaching what patients need to know? Building skills in heart failure self-care.

@article{Dickson2009AreWT,
  title={Are we teaching what patients need to know? Building skills in heart failure self-care.},
  author={Victoria Vaughan Dickson and Barbara Riegel},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={253-61}
}
OBJECTIVE Heart failure (HF) self-care requires both knowledge and skill, but little attention has been given to identify how to improve skill in HF self-care. The objective was to assess what self-care skills patients with HF perceive that they need and how they developed the skills needed to perform self-care. METHODS Data from 85 adults with chronic HF enrolled in 3 prior studies were analyzed using qualitative descriptive meta-analysis techniques. Themes were reexamined using within study… CONTINUE READING

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