Quality of life in women with heart failure

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E.
dc.contributor.author Schwendeman, Elizabeth. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:32:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:32:45Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193549
dc.description.abstract Women may develop heart failure (HF) after experiencing a myocardial infarction (MI), and after age 75 at a higher rate than men. Impaired quality of life (QOL), frequent hospitalizations, and high mortality rates are associated with HF (Bennett, Baker & Huster, 1998). The purpose of this study is to describe the impact of symptoms of HF on QOL for women. The sample will include 50 women with New York Heart Association Class 2 or Class 3 HF recently discharged from a Midwest urban hospital. The women will have been newly diagnosed with HF. The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHF) will be used to measure the impact of symptoms of HF on quality of life. Findings will provide information about quality of life of women with HF that may help nurses to design interventions to improve QOL for women diagnosed with HF.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iii, 68 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of life en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women patients--Health and hygiene
dc.subject.lcsh Heart failure--Patients
dc.title Quality of life in women with heart failure en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1517236 en_US


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