Describing self-care in Italian adults with heart failure and identifying determinants of poor self-care.

@article{Cocchieri2015DescribingSI,
  title={Describing self-care in Italian adults with heart failure and identifying determinants of poor self-care.},
  author={Antonello Cocchieri and Barbara Riegel and Fabio D'Agostino and Gennaro Rocco and Roberta Fida and Rosaria Alvaro and Ercole Vellone},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={126-36}
}
BACKGROUND Self-care improves outcomes in patients with heart failure; however, no studies have been conducted on this topic in Italy. AIMS We aimed to describe self-care in Italian adults with heart failure and to identify sociodemographic and clinical determinants of self-care. METHODS A cross-sectional design was used to study 1192 heart failure patients enrolled across Italy. We measured self-care using the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index version 6.2, which measures self-care… CONTINUE READING

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