Perspectives of heart failure patients in Malaysia towards medications and disease state management: findings from a qualitative study

@article{Ming2011PerspectivesOH,
  title={Perspectives of heart failure patients in Malaysia towards medications and disease state management: findings from a qualitative study},
  author={Long Chiau Ming and Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali and Asrul Akmal Shafie and Ahmed Awaisu and Muhammad Abdul Hadi and Mahmoud S{\'a}di Mohammad Al-Haddad},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={569-577}
}
This study aimed to explore the experiences of readmitted heart failure (HF) patients towards managing their medical problems and to identify factors influencing their adherence to medications. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted among HF patients who were admitted to Penang General Hospital, Malaysia. A purposive sample of 15 male and 5 female patients of various ethnic groups were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. The interviews were audiotaped and transcribed… CONTINUE READING

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