The efficacy of a motivational nursing intervention based on the stages of change on self-care in heart failure patients.

  title={The efficacy of a motivational nursing intervention based on the stages of change on self-care in heart failure patients.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Paradis and Sylvie Cossette and Nancy Frasure-Smith and Sonia Heppell and Marie-Claude Guertin},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={25 2},
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVE : Heart failure (HF) patients experience frequent episodes of decompensation. While medication and behavior change play a major role in maintaining physiological stability, patient adherence to self-care recommendations is not optimal. The Theory of Heart Failure Self-care helped to understand the concepts of self-care and chose a model of intervention. Conviction and confidence are central factors in facilitating self-care. Motivational interviewing (MI… CONTINUE READING
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