Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure

Debra K. Moser, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Tiny Jaarsma, Christopher Lee, Anna Stromberg, Barbara Riegel

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-275
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Outcomes
  • Self-care
  • Self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure. / Moser, Debra K.; Vaughan Dickson, Victoria; Jaarsma, Tiny; Lee, Christopher; Stromberg, Anna; Riegel, Barbara.

In: Current Cardiology Reports, Vol. 14, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 265-275.

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Moser, DK, Vaughan Dickson, V, Jaarsma, T, Lee, C, Stromberg, A & Riegel, B 2012, 'Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure', Current Cardiology Reports, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 265-275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-012-0267-9
Moser, Debra K. ; Vaughan Dickson, Victoria ; Jaarsma, Tiny ; Lee, Christopher ; Stromberg, Anna ; Riegel, Barbara. / Role of self-care in the patient with heart failure. In: Current Cardiology Reports. 2012 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 265-275.
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