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Fatemeh Shojaei, Sedigheh Asemi, Akram Najaf Yarandi, Fatemeh Hosseini. Self- care behaviors in patients with heart failure. Payesh 2009; 8 (4) :361-369
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2009; 8: 361-369
Accepted 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.

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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2009/10/15

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