Self-care is at the foundation for living with a chronic condition such as heart failure (HF). Patients with HF express difficulty with translating self-care knowledge into understanding "how" to engage in these activities and behaviors. Understanding the strategies that patients develop to engage in self-care will help healthcare providers (HCPs) improve support for unmet self-care needs of HF patients. The purpose of this systematic review was to highlight strategies that HF patients use to accommodate self-care recommendations into the reality of their daily lives.
- heart failure
- self-care strategy
- systematic review
Harkness, K., Spaling, M., Currie, K., Strachan, P. H., & Clark, A. M. (2014). A systematic review of patient heart failure self-care strategies. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0000000000000118