Effects of patient teaching, educational materials, and coaching using telephone on dyspnea and physical functioning among persons with heart failure

Author: Wongpiriyayothar, Apinya Country/countries: Thailand Number of patients participating in the study: 22 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: Primary care centers (GPs) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses, Physicians Targeted self-management behaviours: Medication use and adherence
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring, action-based and emotional-based behavioural techniques Intervention components: E+MT+AB+EB
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Setting of implementation: Home-care, Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Asking for professional help or emergency care when needed, Condition-specific behaviours, Early recognition of symptoms, Eating behaviours, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) Dyspnea Item Checklist of CHF Symptoms

Patient characteristics

Age: 61.86 years (+/- a standard deviation of 21.0) Gender: N/A 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: 1.0

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
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) - Dyspnea