Effects of an interactive CD-program on 6 months readmission rate in patients with heart failure - A randomised, controlled trial [NCT00311194]

Author: Linné, A. B. Country/countries: Sweden Number of patients participating in the study: 230 This study was focused on patients living with Heart Failure
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Intervention components: UC
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Setting of implementation: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Education delivered in groups Intervention components: E+G
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Setting of implementation: Hospital care (hospitalized), Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians Targeted self-management behaviours: Early recognition of symptoms, Medication use and adherence

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Knowledge Knowledge N/A
Mortality All causes of mortality N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 66.72 years (+/- a standard deviation of 10.07) Gender: 68 females Time since diagnosis of Heart Failure: N/A Severity of the disease: N/A Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Outcome Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
Knowledge - Knowledge
Mortality - All causes of mortality

Other publications associated with this study

Interactive education on CD-ROM-a new tool in the education of heart failure patients Link: 10.1016/s0738-3991(01)00151-3. Effects of systematic education on heart failure patients' knowledge after 6 months. A randomised, controlled trial The development of an interactive education program for heart failure patients: the Kodak Photo CD Portfolio concept. Link: 10.1016/0738-3991(96)00902-0.