Patient-reported selective adherence to heart failure self-care recommendations: a prospective cohort study: the Atlanta Cardiomyopathy Consortium.

@article{Marti2013PatientreportedSA,
  title={Patient-reported selective adherence to heart failure self-care recommendations: a prospective cohort study: the Atlanta Cardiomyopathy Consortium.},
  author={Catherine N. Marti and Vasiliki V. Georgiopoulou and Grigorios Giamouzis and Robert Townsend Cole and Anjan Deka and Wh Wilson Tang and Sandra B. Dunbar and Andrew Lee Smith and Andreas Kalogeropoulos and Javed Butler},
  journal={Congestive heart failure},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={16-24}
}
Simultaneous adherence with multiple self-care instructions among heart failure (HF) patients is not well described. Patient-reported adherence to 8 recommendations related to exercise, alcohol, medications, smoking, diet, weight, and symptoms was assessed among 308 HF patients using the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence Scale questionnaire (0="never" to 5="always," maximum score=40). A baseline cumulative score of ≥32/40 (average ≥80%) defined good adherence. Clinical events (death… CONTINUE READING
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