Investigating the Effect of Education on Self-Care among Chronic Heart Failure Patients Admitted to Shahid Mostafa Khomeini Hospital of Ilam

Samira Miss Qavam, Ali Sahebi, Masoumeh Shohani, Firoz Balavandi, Ramak Qavam, Hamed Tavan
2016 Global Journal of Health Science  
<p><strong>BACKGROUND:</strong> Congestive heart failure is a common cause of hospitalization. If patients can adhere to self-care behaviors, the progression of the disease can be prevented. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of education on self-care in chronic heart failure patients admitted to Shahid Mostafa Khomeini Hospital of Ilam in 2016.</p><p><strong>METHODS:</strong> This study is of intervention typeand 40 patient's sufferingfrom heart failure were selected. Research
more » ... s include a standard indicator questionnaire for measuring self-care by patients. The questionnaire contains 22 questions about their certainty ofself-care. Four point Likert scale was used for scoring and SPSS V.19 was used for data analysis.</p><p><strong>RESULTS:</strong> The sample consisted of 16 men (40%) and 24 women (60%) most of which were married (75%). The statistical correlation between the total score of self-care behavior before and after education was significant (P VALUE = 0.003), which shows that the education conducted on the patients was effective and caused more scores in all areas.</p><p><strong>CONCLUSION:</strong> Self-care behavior can be attained and spread through education. It is recommended that the patients suffering are given enough information about their diet and activities after their discharge from hospital.</p>
doi:10.5539/gjhs.v9n5p79 fatcat:mrvgf57zufb4pl3e6ydgjj2xoq