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Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure
University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, Lexington, USA .
New York University College of Nursing, USA .
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Health, Activity, Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA .
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2012 (English)In: Current Cardiology Reports, ISSN 1523-3782, Vol. 14, no 3, 265-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2012. Vol. 14, no 3, 265-275 p.
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Self-care, Heart failure, Outcomes, Self-management
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92576DOI: 10.1007/s11886-012-0267-9PubMedID: 22437374OAI: diva2:620995
Available from: 2013-05-13 Created: 2013-05-13 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

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