The Dutch HF knowledge scale 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. (van der Wal et al., 2005) ; 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: Adherence to medication or other treatment
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Measure: Adherence to medication
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores 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 Generic Notes Disease specific Translations available: Unclear Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.07.003