Self-care behaviors of individuals with heart failure following an educational program

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. Drewes, Mary C. 2012-12-28T21:04:20Z 2012-12-28T21:04:20Z 2012-12-15 2012-12-15
dc.description.abstract Older patients with Heart Failure (HF) are often frail, have limited mobility, and socially isolated, limiting ability to manage self-care and access clinic-based services. Patient self-management programs motivate patients to collaborate in care by teaching self-management. The purpose of this study is to describe elderly heart failure patients’ perceptions of self-care behaviors following an educational program on HF for two groups of HF patients, one with traditional care, and one attending a self-care support educational program. This is a replication of Jaarsma et al.’s (2000) study. The framework is Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing. The anticipated sample will be 50 elderly patients from a heart failure heart failure clinic in Northern Indiana. The Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale will measure self-care behaviors of patients with heart failure heart failure. The study will provide information on theory-based behavioral strategies to assist elderly people in recognizing and managing manifestations of heart failure. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.subject.lcsh Self-care, Health.
dc.subject.lcsh Heart failure -- Patients.
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education.
dc.title Self-care behaviors of individuals with heart failure following an educational program en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. Thesis (M.S.) en_US

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    Research papers submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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