The goal of the project was to implement best-practice guidelines for adults with heart failure (HF) receiving home care. Heart failure is incurable, but can be managed when healthcare providers use evidence-based treatment guidelines and patients comply with routine follow-up and practice a healthy lifestyle. Providing access to care for the elderly in the form of a structured telephone call program to monitor self-care efficacy related to adherence to medication and other treatments and therapies is associated with reduced HF symptoms and improved quality of life. This project implemented a phone call follow-up program to evaluate and improve self-care efficacy in adults with heart failure by monitoring compliance, providing education, and focusing on key indicators of HF symptom exacerbation. The Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) was used in weekly phone calls for a total of 10 weeks. Using the SCHFI tool provided structure and included key best practice content areas with scripting to enhance consistency. The project participants were adults age > 65 year old patients receiving care through a home health care team in central Louisiana who had an established diagnosis of heart failure.
|Commitee:||Farmer-Kaiser, Mary, Leigh, Gwen, Lemoine, Jennifer|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Health maintenance, Heart failure, Home care, Self-efficacy|
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