The Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART): design and rationale.

@article{Powell2008TheHF,
  title={The Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART): design and rationale.},
  author={Lynda H. Powell and James E. Calvin and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon and Dejuran Richardson and Kathleen L. Grady and Kristin J Flynn and Cheryl S Rucker-Whitaker and I A W Janssen and Glenda Kravitz and Claudia B Eaton},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={452-60}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is increasing in prevalence and is associated with prolonged morbidity, repeat hospitalizations, and high costs. Drug therapies and lifestyle changes can reduce hospitalizations, but nonadherence is high, ranging from 30% to 80%. There is an urgent need to identify cost-effective ways to improve adherence and reduce hospitalizations. TRIAL DESIGN The Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART) evaluated the benefit of patient self-management (SM) skills… CONTINUE READING

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