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Knowledge expectations, self-care, and health complaints of heart failure patients scheduled for cardiac resynchronization therapy implantation
Landspitali, Iceland.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Cardiology in Linköping.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7097-392X
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Patient Preference and Adherence, ISSN 1177-889X, Vol. 9, 913-921 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To describe what knowledge heart failure patients expect to acquire in relation to their upcoming cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation, to describe their self-care and health complaints, and to explore the relationship between knowledge expectations and self-care, health complaints, and background factors. Patients and methods: Cross-sectional multicenter study with 104 patients scheduled for a first-time, elective CRT implantation in Swedish and Icelandic hospitals. Data were collected with the Knowledge Expectations of hospital patient Scale, European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale, and Adjusted Postoperative Recovery Profile. Results: Patients expected most knowledge related to their disease and its treatment (median 4.0, interquartile range 0.13) and least on social issues (median 3.5, interquartile range 0.83). Their self-care was average (standardized mean 51.0 +/- 19.6) before the procedure. Patients had on average 8.2 (+/- 4.7) health complaints and rated fatigue and sexual problems as the most severe. Age was independently associated with knowledge expectations (Exp beta 0.049, P= 0.033). Conclusion: Heart failure patients waiting for a CRT device implantation have high expectations for multiple aspects of knowledge, including self-care issues, before their procedure. These expectations are similar to those of other surgical patients and they increase with age.

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Dove Medical Press , 2015. Vol. 9, 913-921 p.
Keyword [en]
cardiac devices; CRT treatment; patient education
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120368DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S83069ISI: 000357535000001PubMedID: 26170641OAI: diva2:843827

Funding Agencies|Landspitali University Hospital Research Fund, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland; Icelandic Nurses Association Research Fund; Ingibjorg Magnusdottir in Iceland; Medtronic-Vingmed AB; St. Jude Medical Sweden AB in Sweden

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