Reduction of Heart Failure Rehospitalization Using a Weight Management Education Intervention.

Reduction of Heart Failure Rehospitalization Using a Weight Management Education Intervention. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Oct 1; Authors: Wang XH, Qiu JB, Ju Y, Chen GC, Yang JH, Pang JH, Zhao X Abstract BACKGROUND:: Previous investigators have demonstrated that patient adherence to optimal weight monitoring resulted in fewer heart failure (HF)-related rehospitalizations. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to determine whether a weight management (WM) intervention can improve patients' WM ability and cardiac function and reduce HF-related rehospitalizations. METHODS:: Heart failure patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 32) or a control group (n = 34). The intervention group received the WM intervention, including education about regular daily weight monitoring and coping skills when detecting sudden weight gain, with a WM booklet and scheduled telephone visits. Patients' WM ability was measured by the Weight Management Questionnaire (WMQ). We compared scores on the WMQ, New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, and HF-related rehospitalizations between the 2 groups at enrollment and at 6 months. We also analyzed the association of adherence to weight monitoring and rehospitalization in the intervention group during the 6-month follow-up. RESULTS:: There were no significant differences in weight monitoring adherence, WM ability, and NYHA classification between the 2 groups at baseline. At 6 months, scores on all 4...
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