Effects of tailored supportive education on physical, emotional status and quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure

Eun Sook Lee, Eun Suk Shin, Seon Young Hwang, Myeong Jeong Chae, Myoung Ho Jeong

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Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the effects of tailored supportive education on physical, psychological status and quality of life in the patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who had not participated previously in cardiac rehabilitation program. Methods: This study was used a non-equivalent control pre-post design, conducted on 64 CHF patients under medical treatment in a hospital. The experimental group (n=31) received the tailored supportive educational program (once 1~2 days before discharge and 6 times after discharge through outpatient visits or telephone contact: once every week for the first 4 weeks after discharge and once every 2 weeks for the remaining 4 weeks). The control group (n=33) received a traditional discharge education. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, x2-test, Fisher's exact test, t-test and repeated measure ANOVA using the SPSS/ WIN 18.0 program. Results: Participants in the experimental group showed the significantly increased scores of the quality of life (F=16.01, p<.001), and the significantly decreased scores of physical function (F=7.27, p=.009), depression (F=8.25, p=.006) and anxiety (F=4.11, p =.047), when compared to those of the control group. Conclusion: The findings indicated tailored supportive education was an effective intervention care in physical, emotional status and quality of life for CHF patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-73
Number of pages12
JournalKorean Journal of Adult Nursing
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Patient education
  • Quality of life

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