Cognitive impairment and self-care in heart failure

@inproceedings{Hajduk2013CognitiveIA,
  title={Cognitive impairment and self-care in heart failure},
  author={Alexandra M. Hajduk and Stephenie C. Lemon and David D. McManus and Darleen M. Lessard and Jerry H. Gurwitz and Frederick A Spencer and Robert J Goldberg and Jane S Saczynski},
  booktitle={Clinical epidemiology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent chronic disease in older adults that requires extensive self-care to prevent decompensation and hospitalization. Cognitive impairment may impact the ability to perform HF self-care activities. We examined the association between cognitive impairment and adherence to self-care in patients hospitalized for acute HF. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 577 patients (mean age = 71 years, 44% female) hospitalized for… CONTINUE READING
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