The effect on patient outcomes of a nursing care and follow-up program for patients with heart failure: A randomized controlled trial


SEZGİN D., MERT H., ÖZPELİT E., AKDENİZ B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, vol.70, pp.17-26, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.02.013
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-26
  • Keywords: Heart failure, Self-care, Quality of life, Hospitalization, Nursing, Randomized controlled trial, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, SELF-CARE, HOSPITAL READMISSION, ESC GUIDELINES, OLDER PATIENTS, PREDICTORS, ASSOCIATION, BEHAVIOR, FACILITATORS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Heart failure is associated with exacerbated symptoms such as dyspnea and edema and results in frequent hospitalization and a poor quality of life. With the adoption of a comprehensive nursing care and follow-up program, patients with heart failure may exhibit improvements in their self-care capabilities and their hospitalizations may be reduced.