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J Nurs Care Qual. 2004 Oct-Dec;19(4):349-60.

Nonpharmacological strategies for improving heart failure outcomes in the community: a systematic review.

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The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing, Washington, DC 20064, USA. duffy@cua.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize current evidence regarding nonpharmacological approaches to heart failure (HF) management. Following a literature search, identified studies were coded using the Heart Failure Study Assessment Scale (HFSAS) developed by the authors. Results included high-quality ratings, a predominance of multidisciplinary disease management studies, decreased readmission rates, and some improvement in quality of life. Implications for practice, leadership, education, and research are described.

PMID:
15535541
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