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Factors and interventions influencing health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure: a review of the literature
Linköping University.
Linköping University.
Linköping University.
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 5, no 1, 5-15 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

INTRODUCTION: Because of the lack of a cure for patients with chronic heart failure (HF), there has been a progressive interest in the use of health-related quality of life (Hr-QoL) as complementary end-point to mortality and morbidity.

AIM: The aim of this review was from a nursing perspective to describe Hr-QoL and the influencing factors of Hr-QoL, as well as to identify interventions aimed at influencing Hr-QoL in HF patients.

METHOD: Medline, Cinahl and PsycInfo databases were searched from 1995 to 2004. A total of 58 papers were included.

RESULTS: HF symptoms and activity status influence Hr-QoL negatively. However, several individual characteristics such as personality, gender and age must also be taken into consideration because different values might exist regarding what constitutes a good Hr-QoL. Nurse led interventions based on education, support and exercise can influence Hr-QoL positively. There is also a need of more studies about the effects of depression, sleep disturbances, support as well as education on Hr-QoL. There is also a need of exercise studies with larger sample sizes and older patients in higher NYHA classes.

CONCLUSION: Several individual factors impact Hr-QoL, therefore, must nursing interventions are individually adapted to the patient's resources.

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2006. Vol. 5, no 1, 5-15 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20381DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.04.011PubMedID: 15967727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-20381DiVA: diva2:599916
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2013-08-02Bibliographically approved

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