Self- care behaviors in patients with heart failure

Fatemeh Shojaei, Sedigheh Asemi, Akram Najaf Yarandi, Fatemeh Hosseini
2009 Payesh  
Payesh2009; 8: 361-369Accepted for publication: 28 April 2008[EPub a head of print-14 September 2009] Objective(s): To measure self-care behaviors inpatients and to investigate its associations with age, gender, marital status, duration of heart disease, co-morbidity with other chronic disorder and left ventricular ejection fraction.Methods: In a descriptive-analytic study, 250 participants were selected by random sampling. European Heart Failure Self-care behavior questionnaire used to collect
more » ... data. Results: We found that 74 % of the participants had moderate and low scores of self-care behaviors. The self care behavior had a significant correlation with all variables studied.Conclusion: It seems that there is need for systematic self-care educational programs for patients with heart failure.
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