Journal article

Effects of a supportive educational nursing care programme on fatigue and quality of life in patients with heart failure: a randomised controlled trial

Tzu-Chieh Wang, Jin-Long Huang, Wen-Chao Ho, Ai-Fu Chiou

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with heart failure that is easy to ignore. In addition, fatigue may affect patients' physical function and psychosocial conditions that can impair their quality of life. An effective nursing care programme is required to alleviate patients' fatigue and improve their quality of life. AIM: To investigate the effects of a supportive educational nursing care programme on fatigue and quality of life in patients with heart failure. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial design was used. Ninety-two patients with heart failure were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=47) or a control group (n=45). The patients in the intervention group pa..

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