Payesh (Oct 2009)

Self- care behaviors in patients with heart failure

  • Fatemeh Shojaei,
  • Sedigheh Asemi,
  • Akram Najaf Yarandi,
  • Fatemeh Hosseini

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 4
pp. 361 – 369


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Payesh2009; 8: 361-369Accepted for publication: 28 April 2008[EPub a head of print-14 September 2009] Objective(s): To measure self-care behaviors inpatients and to investigate its associations with age, gender, marital status, duration of heart disease, co-morbidity with other chronic disorder and left ventricular ejection fraction.Methods: In a descriptive-analytic study, 250 participants were selected by random sampling. European Heart Failure Self-care behavior questionnaire used to collect data. Results: We found that 74 % of the participants had moderate and low scores of self-care behaviors. The self care behavior had a significant correlation with all variables studied.Conclusion: It seems that there is need for systematic self-care educational programs for patients with heart failure.