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Primary Results of the Patient-Centered Disease Management (PCDM) for Heart Failure Study: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Author: Bekelman, D. B. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 392 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: Physicians Targeted self-management behaviours: Condition-specific behaviours, Self-monitoring
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring and emotional-based behavioural techniques Intervention components: E+MT+EB
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Setting of implementation: Community-based care, Home-care, Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses, Physicians Targeted self-management behaviours: Early recognition of symptoms, Eating behaviours, Handling /managing emotions, Medication use and adherence, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Hospital admissions All-cause hospital admissions N/A
Mortality All causes of mortality N/A
Quality of life Quality of life Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)

Patient characteristics

Age: 67.61 years (+/- a standard deviation of 10.12) 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: 1.0

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
Hospital admissions - All-cause hospital admissions
Mortality - All causes of mortality
Quality of life - Quality of life

Other publications associated with this study

Patient-centered disease management (PCDM) for heart failure: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Link: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-49.