Relationship between improvements in heart failure patient disease specific knowledge and clinical events as part of a randomized controlled trial

Author: Kommuri, N. V. A. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 265 This study was focused on patients living with Heart Failure
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Plus Intervention components: UCP
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Setting of implementation: Hospital care (hospitalized) Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Education based intervention Intervention components: E
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Setting of implementation: Hospital care (hospitalized) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Condition-specific behaviours, Eating behaviours, Medication use and adherence, Self-monitoring, Smoking cessation or reduction

Outcomes measured in the study

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Knowledge Knowledge N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 66.25 years (+/- a standard deviation of 3.66) Gender: 103 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

Other publications associated with this study

Discharge education improves clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure Link: 10.1161/01.CIR.0000151811.53450.B8. The impact of patient-specific qualityof-care report cards on guideline adherence in heart failure Link: 10.1016/j.ahj.2007.08.007.