Pilot testing of a self-care education intervention for patients with heart failure.

@article{Boyde2013PilotTO,
  title={Pilot testing of a self-care education intervention for patients with heart failure.},
  author={Mary S Boyde and Sarah Xianyuan Song and Robyn Peters and Catherine Turner and David R Thompson and Simon Stewart},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={39-46}
}
BACKGROUND A key component of the structured approach to the management of chronic heart failure (CHF) is effective patient education. Patient education is a precursor to performing appropriate health-related behaviours that can decrease rehospitalizations. AIM To pilot test an educational intervention and to determine the efficacy of a self-care manual combined with a DVD for patients with CHF. Outcomes of interest included heart failure-related knowledge and self-care behaviours. METHODS… CONTINUE READING