Building skill in heart failure self-care among community dwelling older adults: results of a pilot study

Author: Dickson, V. V. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 75 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: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring, action-based behavioural techniques and emotional-based behavioural techniques and social support delivered in groups Intervention components: E+MT+AB+EB+SS+G
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Setting of implementation: Community-based care Professionals delivering the intervention: Educator Targeted self-management behaviours: Early recognition of symptoms, Eating behaviours, Medication use and adherence, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Knowledge Knowledge Dutch Heart Failure Knowledge Scale (DHFKS)
Quality of life Quality of life Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)
Self-efficacy Self-efficacy Self-care Chronic Heart Failure Index (SCHFI)
Self-efficacy Self-efficacy N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 69.9 years (+/- a standard deviation of 10.0) Gender: N/A Time since diagnosis of Heart Failure: N/A Severity of the disease: N/A Multi-morbidity: Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)
  • 3.4 (+/- a standard deviation of 1.8)

  • 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
Quality of life - Quality of life
Self-efficacy - Self-efficacy
Self-efficacy - Self-efficacy

Other publications associated with this study

Improving heart failure self-care through a community-based skill-building intervention: a study protocol Link: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000161.