Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

2008

Publication Source

Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Start Page

147

Last Page

158

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001

Abstract

Chronic illnesses such as heart failure (HF) are known to impair quality of life. HF, in particular, is associated with unpleasant symptoms, limitations in activities of daily living, and increased risk of hospitalization for symptom management.1 The effects of chronic illness on symptoms, functioning, and the risk of hospitalization decrease quality of life in persons with HF.

Copyright/Permission Statement

p. 147-158, Supportive Care in Heart Failure edited by Beattie, J. & Goodlin, S., 2008, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001/acprof-9780198570288

Keywords

heart failure, quality of life, interventions, physical dimension, emotional dimension, social functioning, medical therapy, disease management

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Date Posted:01 August 2018