A Modified Supine Position Facilitates Bladder Function in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study aimed to determine whether a modified supine position could facilitate bladder emptying after PCI. Method: A randomized controlled trial involving 300 patients was conducted. Patients in the intervention group were nursed in the supine position with the bed tilted 20° upright and with a pillow between their feet and the end of the bed. Patients in the control group received standard care, which was supine positioning. Results: One hundred fifty patients were allocated to the intervention group (100 men, 50 women), and 150 were allocated to the control group (103 men, 47 women). Baseline data did not di...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Acute Care Source Type: research

Implant Strategy–Specific Changes in Symptoms in Response to Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Background: Although we know that the quality of life generally improves after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, we know little about how symptoms change in response to LVAD. Methods: The purpose of this study was to compare the changes in symptoms between bridge and destination therapy patients as part of a prospective cohort study. Physical (dyspnea and wake disturbances) and affective symptoms (depression and anxiety) were measured before LVAD and at 1, 3, and 6 months after LVAD. Multiphase growth modeling was used to capture the 2 major phases of change: initial improvements between preimplant a...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms and Sex, Race, and Psychological Distress: A Literature Review
Conclusions: There is a scarcity of research examining symptoms in AF. Furthermore, the inconsistency in measurement methods and the failure to include diverse populations in AF research make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions from the current literature. Given the prevalence of AF in the United States and the impact of symptoms on quality of life and healthcare use, further research examining predictors of symptoms and interventions to alleviate symptoms is crucial. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Meditation: A Strategy With Promise in Chronic Disease
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

Testing a Holistic Meditation Intervention to Address Psychosocial Distress in Patients With Heart Failure: A Pilot Study
Background: Many patients with heart failure (HF) experience persistent symptoms and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Psychosocial distress is common and adversely affects HF symptoms and HRQOL. A holistic meditation (HOME) intervention that combines mindfulness, compassionate meditation, and self-management may reduce psychosocial distress. Purpose: The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility and acceptability of the HOME intervention in patients with HF and to obtain preliminary data about its effects on psychosocial factors (depressive symptoms, perceived control, and social support), HF symp...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

The Influence of Comorbidities, Risk Factors, and Medications on Sexual Activity in Individuals Aged 40 to 59 Years With and Without Cardiac Conditions: US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011 to 2012
Conclusion: In men and women ages 40 to 59 years, certain cardiac conditions, risk factors, comorbidities, symptoms, and medications negatively affected sexual activity, illustrating the need for sexual assessment and counseling to support sexual quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Subjective Versus Objective Estimated Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Adherence to Physical Activity in African American Women
Conclusions: The significance of associated CVD risk factors may be underestimated by AA women, leading to discrepancy between subjective and objective risk estimates. Research is needed to clarify relationships among perceived risk, estimated risk using risk calculators such as ASCVD, and health behavior. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

The Diuretic Potential of Sacubitril/Valsartan: A Tale of 2 Patients
Conclusions: After titration to target-dose ARNi therapy, both patients demonstrated improved fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as a reduction in diuretic therapy requirements, suggesting a mechanism of diuresis attributable to ARNi therapy. Clinical Implications: Angiotensin receptor–neprilysin inhibitor therapy seems to promote a clinically relevant diuresis in heart failure patients because of increased levels of functioning natriuretic peptides. Awareness of this diuretic potential may allow for optimization of heart failure regimens with pharmacologic agents demonstrated to improve morbidity and mortal...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Pharmacology: Evidence Meets Practice Source Type: research

New Hypertension Guideline Emphasizes the Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Transition Planning
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Effects of a Nurse-Led Phone Follow-up Education Program Based on the Self-efficacy Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
Background: The integration of self-efficacy (SE) theory within a nurse-led telephone follow-up education program (NP-FEP) has not been extensively evaluated for patients with cardiovascular disease. Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an NP-FEP in improving SE (primary outcome) and achieving goals related to cardiovascular risk (secondary outcome) for patients with cardiovascular disease. Methods: In June and July 2013, a total of 403 patients with cardiovascular disease in Shanghai were randomized into the intervention and control groups. Personalized end goals were established ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Promoting Heart Health Among Rural African Americans
Conclusion: The culturally relevant cardiovascular health promotion program presented to cluster groups of rural African American participants had positive influences on psychosocial variables associated with engaging in cardiovascular health recommendations. Nurse-led interventions in community settings can potentially reduce cardiovascular disease risk. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Identifying a Relationship Between Physical Frailty and Heart Failure Symptoms
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome associated with significant symptom burden; however, our understanding of the relationship between symptoms and physical frailty in HF is limited. Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify associations between symptoms and physical frailty in adults with HF. Methods: A sample of adults with symptomatic HF were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Physical symptoms were measured with the HF Somatic Perception Scale–Dyspnea subscale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Brief Pain Inventory short form. Affective symptoms were measured with th...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease in Korean Americans: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Data on subgroups of Asian Americans indicate that Korean Americans have significant lifestyle-related cardiovascular disease risks, which could be a critical agenda for researchers and clinicians to better understand cardiovascular health disparities in the United States. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Health Factors or Behaviors of the Cardiovascular Health of Prisoners During Incarceration
Conclusions: Structured physical activity interventions, nutrition interventions, and smoking cessation interventions delivered in a group setting can improve health factors or behaviors of the cardiovascular health of prisoners during incarceration. More high-quality research is needed to increase the evidence base on the effectiveness of these interventions in the correctional setting. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Favorable Outcomes Using an eHealth Approach to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Young African American Women
Conclusion: Our eHealth platform provides an alternative approach for reaching young AA women and was successful with respect to improving PA and dietary behaviors. Furthermore, the eHealth approach has the potential as a powerful program for changing health behaviors for other at-risk populations. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Age-Group and Gender Differences in Stroke Knowledge in an Israeli Jewish Adult Population
Conclusion: Participants younger than 45 years showed the lowest levels of stroke knowledge. The highest stroke knowledge was found in the 45 to 64 years age group. Stroke knowledge among different age groups was similar in both genders. Educational campaigns aimed at increasing knowledge of stroke among the general population and targeting the younger population are recommended. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

The Impact of Nurse Staffing on In-Hospital Mortality of Stroke Patients in Korea
Conclusion: Policies to educate sufficient numbers of nurses and retain them in the field are warranted, especially because medical-cost containment has become a dominant concern in most countries. Further studies are needed to understand the mechanisms and other protective roles of nurse staffing to ensure long-term health outcomes after hospital discharge. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

Medication Adherence Mediates the Relationship Between Heart Failure Symptoms and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Medication adherence was associated with fewer HF symptoms and lower rates of hospitalization and death. It is important to develop interventions to improve medication adherence that may reduce HF symptoms and high hospitalization and mortality in patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Rehospitalization and Delayed Decision Making: The Impact of Self-care and Depression
Conclusions: We recommend a patient-centered approach to help HF patients identify and adequately self-manage symptoms. The strong association between high depressive symptoms and rehospitalization within 30 days as well as delayed decision making highlights the critical need for clinicians to carefully assess and address depression among HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Emotion Regulation and Perceptions of Illness Coherence and Controllability on Regimen Adherence and Negative Cardiac Health Events in African American Women With Heart Failure: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Erratum Source Type: research

Symptoms, Nutrition, Pressure Ulcers, and Return to Community Among Older Women With Heart Failure at Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Pilot Study
Conclusions: The women in this study had frequent pain, moderately frequent cognitive dysfunction, and high pressure ulcer risk. Surprisingly, few women had dyspnea or depression. Women who were younger with higher BMI were more likely to return to the community. The study needs to be replicated in a larger more diverse group of older patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Third Time’s a Charm: Psychometric Testing and Update of the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test
Background and Objective: Since first being published in 2009, the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (AHFKT) has proven a reliable and valid instrument and has been used in multiple studies. Given advances in heart failure (HF) self-care, we proposed to reevaluate the psychometric properties of the AHFKTv2 across these recent studies and update the instrument. Methods: Demographic, clinical, and baseline AHFKTv2 data from 4 intervention studies in persons with HF were combined for this analysis (N = 284). The 30 questions of the AHFKT are focused on 5 HF self-care knowledge domains: pathophysiology, nutrition, beha...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Vitamin C Deficiency, High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusion: Vitamin C deficiency moderated the relationship between inflammation and cardiac events in patients with HF. Future study is required to determine whether adequate intake of vitamin C could play a protective role against the impact of inflammation on cardiac events in HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn’t Know About β-Blockers
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About ß-Blockers Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Effects of a Nurse-Led Phone Follow-up Education Program Based on the Self-efficacy Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
Background: The integration of self-efficacy (SE) theory within a nurse-led telephone follow-up education program (NP-FEP) has not been extensively evaluated for patients with cardiovascular disease. Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an NP-FEP in improving SE (primary outcome) and achieving goals related to cardiovascular risk (secondary outcome) for patients with cardiovascular disease. Methods: In June and July 2013, a total of 403 patients with cardiovascular disease in Shanghai were randomized into the intervention and control groups. Personalized end goals were established ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Promoting Heart Health Among Rural African Americans
Conclusion: The culturally relevant cardiovascular health promotion program presented to cluster groups of rural African American participants had positive influences on psychosocial variables associated with engaging in cardiovascular health recommendations. Nurse-led interventions in community settings can potentially reduce cardiovascular disease risk. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Identifying a Relationship Between Physical Frailty and Heart Failure Symptoms
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome associated with significant symptom burden; however, our understanding of the relationship between symptoms and physical frailty in HF is limited. Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify associations between symptoms and physical frailty in adults with HF. Methods: A sample of adults with symptomatic HF were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Physical symptoms were measured with the HF Somatic Perception Scale–Dyspnea subscale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Brief Pain Inventory short form. Affective symptoms were measured with th...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease in Korean Americans: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Data on subgroups of Asian Americans indicate that Korean Americans have significant lifestyle-related cardiovascular disease risks, which could be a critical agenda for researchers and clinicians to better understand cardiovascular health disparities in the United States. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Health Factors or Behaviors of the Cardiovascular Health of Prisoners During Incarceration
Conclusions: Structured physical activity interventions, nutrition interventions, and smoking cessation interventions delivered in a group setting can improve health factors or behaviors of the cardiovascular health of prisoners during incarceration. More high-quality research is needed to increase the evidence base on the effectiveness of these interventions in the correctional setting. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

Favorable Outcomes Using an eHealth Approach to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Young African American Women
Conclusion: Our eHealth platform provides an alternative approach for reaching young AA women and was successful with respect to improving PA and dietary behaviors. Furthermore, the eHealth approach has the potential as a powerful program for changing health behaviors for other at-risk populations. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Age-Group and Gender Differences in Stroke Knowledge in an Israeli Jewish Adult Population
Conclusion: Participants younger than 45 years showed the lowest levels of stroke knowledge. The highest stroke knowledge was found in the 45 to 64 years age group. Stroke knowledge among different age groups was similar in both genders. Educational campaigns aimed at increasing knowledge of stroke among the general population and targeting the younger population are recommended. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

The Impact of Nurse Staffing on In-Hospital Mortality of Stroke Patients in Korea
Conclusion: Policies to educate sufficient numbers of nurses and retain them in the field are warranted, especially because medical-cost containment has become a dominant concern in most countries. Further studies are needed to understand the mechanisms and other protective roles of nurse staffing to ensure long-term health outcomes after hospital discharge. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

Medication Adherence Mediates the Relationship Between Heart Failure Symptoms and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Medication adherence was associated with fewer HF symptoms and lower rates of hospitalization and death. It is important to develop interventions to improve medication adherence that may reduce HF symptoms and high hospitalization and mortality in patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Rehospitalization and Delayed Decision Making: The Impact of Self-care and Depression
Conclusions: We recommend a patient-centered approach to help HF patients identify and adequately self-manage symptoms. The strong association between high depressive symptoms and rehospitalization within 30 days as well as delayed decision making highlights the critical need for clinicians to carefully assess and address depression among HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Emotion Regulation and Perceptions of Illness Coherence and Controllability on Regimen Adherence and Negative Cardiac Health Events in African American Women With Heart Failure: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Erratum Source Type: research

Symptoms, Nutrition, Pressure Ulcers, and Return to Community Among Older Women With Heart Failure at Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Pilot Study
Conclusions: The women in this study had frequent pain, moderately frequent cognitive dysfunction, and high pressure ulcer risk. Surprisingly, few women had dyspnea or depression. Women who were younger with higher BMI were more likely to return to the community. The study needs to be replicated in a larger more diverse group of older patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Third Time’s a Charm: Psychometric Testing and Update of the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test
Background and Objective: Since first being published in 2009, the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (AHFKT) has proven a reliable and valid instrument and has been used in multiple studies. Given advances in heart failure (HF) self-care, we proposed to reevaluate the psychometric properties of the AHFKTv2 across these recent studies and update the instrument. Methods: Demographic, clinical, and baseline AHFKTv2 data from 4 intervention studies in persons with HF were combined for this analysis (N = 284). The 30 questions of the AHFKT are focused on 5 HF self-care knowledge domains: pathophysiology, nutrition, beha...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Vitamin C Deficiency, High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusion: Vitamin C deficiency moderated the relationship between inflammation and cardiac events in patients with HF. Future study is required to determine whether adequate intake of vitamin C could play a protective role against the impact of inflammation on cardiac events in HF patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn’t Know About β-Blockers
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About ß-Blockers Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Self-Management Program for Heart Healthy Behavior Among Middle- and Old-Aged Korean Women at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Conclusions: Promoting self-management for healthy behaviors might be effective for obese or overweight women to prevent metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases, if it is tailored to their health needs. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Intention to Use mHealth in Older Adults With Heart Failure
Background: mHealth, or the use of mobile technology in healthcare, is becoming increasingly common. In heart failure (HF), mHealth has been associated with improved self-management and quality of life. However, it is known that older adults continue to lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to mobile technology adoption. Objective: The primary aim of this study was to examine factors that influence intention to use mHealth among older adults with HF. Methods: An adapted Technology Acceptance Model was used to guide this cross-sectional, correlational study. Convenience sampling was used to identify particip...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Emotion Regulation and Perceptions of Illness Coherence and Controllability on Regimen Adherence and Negative Cardiac Health Events in African American Women With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Emotion regulation showed a possible greater impact on negative cardiac health events than on general adherence. Perceived illness coherence showed less impact on negative cardiac health events than on general adherence. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Psychological Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of Disease-Related Stress: A Key to Better Understanding Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: Having even mild functional impairment may have significant deleterious consequences on PROs via increased perceptions of stress. Stress may be modifiable using cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Psychological Health Source Type: research

First Steps Toward a Theory of Caregiver Contribution to Self-care in Heart Failure
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

Family Caregiver Contribution to Self-care of Heart Failure: An Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model
Background: Adherence to self-care behaviors improves outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF). Caregivers play an important role in contributing to self-care. Objective: We aimed to explore the relationships among HF knowledge, perceived control, social support, and family caregiver contribution to self-care of HF, based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model. Methods: Two hundred forty-seven dyads of eligible patients with HF and family caregivers were recruited from a general hospital in China. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data obtained with the Caregiver Contribution to Self...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Cognitive Function Predicts Risk for Clinically Significant Weight Gain in Adults With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Although cognitive deficits are not associated with adherence to daily weighing, adults with cognitive deficits may be at an increased risk for experiencing a clinically significant weight gain, and most do not perceive symptoms. Clinical Implications: Adults with heart failure require more than directions on self-care related to weight monitoring. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research