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Optimal outcomes and quality of life for patients with heart failure depend on engagement in effective self-care activities. Self-care is a complex set of activities and most clinicians are not adequately prepared to assist their patients to engage in effective self-care. In this paper, we provide an overview of self-care that includes definitions, the importance of self-care to outcomes, the physiologic basis for better outcomes with good self-care, cultural perspectives of self-care, and recommendations for the improvement of self-care. Promotion of effective self-care by all clinicians could substantially reduce the economic and personal burden of repeated rehospitalizations among patients with heart failure.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Current Cardiology Reports. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-012-0267-9
self-care, heart failure, outcomes, self-management
Moser, D. K., Dickson, V. V., Jaarsma, T., Lee, C., Stromberg, A., & Riegel, B. (2012). Role of Self-Care in the Patient with Heart Failure. Current Cardiology Reports, 14 (3), 265-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-012-0267-9
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Date Posted: 25 August 2018
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