Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure
2012 (English)In: Current Cardiology Reports, ISSN 1523-3782, Vol. 14, no 3, 265-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Optimal outcomes and quality of life for patients with heart failure depend on engagement in effective self-care activities. Self-care is a complex set of activities and most clinicians are not adequately prepared to assist their patients to engage in effective self-care. In this paper, we provide an overview of self-care that includes definitions, the importance of self-care to outcomes, the physiologic basis for better outcomes with good self-care, cultural perspectives of self-care, and recommendations for the improvement of self-care. Promotion of effective self-care by all clinicians could substantially reduce the economic and personal burden of repeated rehospitalizations among patients with heart failure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 14, no 3, 265-275 p.
Self-care, Heart failure, Outcomes, Self-management
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92576DOI: 10.1007/s11886-012-0267-9PubMedID: 22437374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-92576DiVA: diva2:620995