Improving support for heart failure patients: a systematic review to understand patients' perspectives on self-care

Melisa A. Spaling, Kay Currie, Patricia H. Strachan, Karen Harkness, Alexander M. Clark

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2478-2489
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume71
Issue number11
Early online date18 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • heart failure
  • systematic review
  • self-care

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