For better and for worse: Quality of life impaired in HF patients as well as in their partners.

@article{Luttik2005ForBA,
  title={For better and for worse: Quality of life impaired in HF patients as well as in their partners.},
  author={Marie Louise A Luttik and Tiny Jaarsma and Nic J. G. M. Veeger and Dirk Jan van Veldhuisen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={11-4}
}
BACKGROUND Quality of Life (QOL) is known to be impaired in patients with Heart Failure (HF). The involvement of a key person, most often the spouse, enables the HF patient to manage the medical regimen and therefore to sustain Quality of Life (QOL). Yet little is known on the impact of caring for an HF patient on the QOL of the caregiving partner. This study aims to explore the QOL of partners of HF patients compared to the QOL of the patients. METHODS The study population consisted of 38… CONTINUE READING

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