Format

Send to

Choose Destination

See 1 citation found by title matching your search:

Heart Lung. 2009 Jan-Feb;38(1):25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2008.04.004. Epub 2008 Aug 30.

The effect of shared medical visits on knowledge and self-care in patients with heart failure: a pilot study.

Author information

1
Purdue University School of Nursing, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Patients with heart failure need education and support to improve knowledge and self-care. Shared medical groups that provide education and support have been successful in other patient populations. This study compares an advanced practice nurse-led shared medical appointment intervention in the office setting with standard care relative to self-care and knowledge among community-living adults with heart failure.

METHODS:

Participants were randomized to shared appointment and standard care groups, and completed the Heart Failure Knowledge Test and Self-Care Heart Failure Index at baseline and 8 weeks.

RESULTS:

From baseline to 8 weeks, Heart Failure Knowledge Test scores improved more for the intervention group than the control group (F time X group = 4.90, df = 1.21; P = .038). There was no difference in groups' rates of change on the total Self-Care Heart Failure Index.

CONCLUSION:

The findings reveal improved knowledge when education and support are provided in a shared medical appointment setting. The shared medical visit model may be feasible as a way to provide patients with heart failure and their families with ongoing education and a supportive environment.

PMID:
19150528
DOI:
10.1016/j.hrtlng.2008.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center