This systematic review aimed to generate patient-focussed recommendations to enhance support of heart failure self-care by examining patients' experiences, perspectives and self-care behaviours. Despite increased recognition of the importance of heart failure self-care, patients' knowledge and practices around this self-care and interventions to improve it are inconsistent. Consequently, current guidelines focus on what the domains of heart failure self-care are, more so than the ways to improve this care.
- heart failure
- systematic review
Spaling, M. A., Currie, K., Strachan, P. H., Harkness, K., & Clark, A. M. (2015). Improving support for heart failure patients: a systematic review to understand patients' perspectives on self-care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(11), 2478-2489. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12712