Determinants of effective heart failure self-care: a systematic review of patients' and caregivers' perceptions
Alexander M Clark, Melisa Spaling, Karen Harkness, Judith Spiers, Patricia H Strachan, David R Thompson, Kay Currie
HEART | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014
CONTEXT: Disease management interventions for heart failure (HF) are inconsistent and very seldom incorporate the views and needs of patients and their caregivers into intervention design. OBJECTIVE AND DATA: To improve intervention effectiveness and consistency, a systematic review identified 49 studies which examined the views and needs of patients with HF and their caregivers about the nature and determinants of effective HF self-care. RESULTS: The findings identify key drivers of effective self-care, such as the capacity of patients to successfully integrate self-care practices with their preferred normal daily life patterns and recognise and respond to HF symptoms in a timely manner. CO..View full abstract
Funding was provided via a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant.