Social Support and Self-Care in heart failure

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2011, 26 (6), pp. 439 - 445
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Self-care by heart failure (HF) patients is essential for optimal disease management of their condition. However, as the nature of HF is unrelenting and burdensome, self-care is usually achieved with the support of partners. It is not clear what role the level of social support by partners plays in HF self-care; therefore, this study sets out to determine the types of social support provided to HF patients and the impact of differing levels of social support on HF patients self-care.
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