publication . Doctoral thesis . 2007

Knowledge acquisition in patients with heart disease

  • Published: 07 Sep 2007
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The general aim was to evaluate different aspects of the knowledge acquisition process in patients with heart disease. Three different education programs were evaluated. In Paper I 208 patients with systolic heart failure (HF) aged >60 years, were included. They were randomized to the nurse-based outpatient clinic or to the patients´ general practitioners (GP). The aim was to assess effects of a nurse-based management program intended to increase the knowledge of the HF disease and its self-care and relate the results to gender and cognitive function. The results showed that the nurse-based outpatient clinic has an important role in patient education, and increa...
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