The DHFKS is a 15-item, self-administered questionnaire that covers items concerning HF knowledge in general, knowledge on HF treatment (including diet and fluid restriction) and HF symptoms and symptom recognition. The instrument is a valid and reliable scale that can be used in research to gain insight in the effect of education and counselling of HF patients.
Year: 2005 Authors: Van der Wal et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Knowledge
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Measure: Knowledge
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 12
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Scale: Higher scores are better, score range 0-15 Reference: Van der Wal, M. H. L., Jaarsma, T., Moser, D. K., & van Veldhuisen, D. J. (2005). Development and Testing of the Dutch Heart Failure Knowledge Scale. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 4(4), 273–277.
Target population: General population Focus Disease specific Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.07.003 

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