Is adherence to weight monitoring or weight-based diuretic self-adjustment associated with fewer heart failure-related emergency department visits or hospitalizations?

@article{Jones2012IsAT,
  title={Is adherence to weight monitoring or weight-based diuretic self-adjustment associated with fewer heart failure-related emergency department visits or hospitalizations?},
  author={Christine Delong Jones and George M Holmes and Darren A. Dewalt and Brian Erman and Kimberly A. Broucksou and Victoria H Hawk and Crystal Wiley Cen{\'e} and Jia-Rong Wu and Michael P Pignone},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={576-84}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) self-care interventions can improve outcomes, but less than optimal adherence may limit their effectiveness. We evaluated if adherence to weight monitoring and diuretic self-adjustment was associated with HF-related emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a case-control analysis nested in a HF self-care randomized trial. Participants received HF self-care training, including weight monitoring and diuretic self… CONTINUE READING