Patients' self-care improvement with nurse education intervention in Spain assessed by the European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale.

@article{Lupn2008PatientsSI,
  title={Patients' self-care improvement with nurse education intervention in Spain assessed by the European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale.},
  author={Josep Lup{\'o}n and Beatriz Gonz{\'a}lez and Dolors Mas and Agust{\'i}n Urrutia and Miquel Arenas and M Vi{\~n}as Domingo and Salvador Altimir and V. Valle},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
UNLABELLED The European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) has been developed for assessing patients' self-care level. We used it to assess our patients' self-care progress after a medium-term period of nurse education intervention. PATIENTS AND METHOD We prospectively studied 151 patients (111 men and 40 women, mean age 65.4+/-11.9 years). All patients were evaluated twice with the EHFScBS: during the first visit to the Unit and after 1 year of nurse educational intervention… CONTINUE READING