Heart failure knowledge and performance of self-care behaviors

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E.
dc.contributor.author Taulbee, Peggy L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:33:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:33:54Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193638
dc.description.abstract Patients with heart failure (HF) must adjust to many life-altering behaviors and are often readmitted to acute care due to lack of knowledge about self-care. Self-care patient education may decrease readmission rates and increase independence of individuals with HF (Artinian, Magnan, Sloan & Lange, 2002b). The purpose of this descriptive correlational study is to examine the frequency of self-care behaviors and the relationship between patients’ level of knowledge and performance of self-care behaviors. The framework is Orem’s Theory of Self-care. A convenience sample of 200 HF patients will be recruited from two Midwestern facilities in Kettering, Ohio, an inner-city hospital and a physician based HF outpatient clinic. The Revised Heart Failure Self-Care Behavior Scale will be utilized to measure self-care behavior frequency. Patient understanding of HF knowledge will be measured by The Heart Failure Knowledge Test. Information about self-care behaviors and patient knowledge can help to tailor interventions and education to improve outcomes for HF patients.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iii, 61 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart failure. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-care, Health.
dc.subject.lcsh Heart failure -- Patients.
dc.title Heart failure knowledge and performance of self-care behaviors 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/1552423 en_US


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