Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Patient self-management in chronic heart failure – establishing concordance between guidelines and practice

Version 2 2024-06-03, 08:20
Version 1 2015-11-15, 07:55
journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-03, 08:20 authored by SR Toukhsati, Andrea DriscollAndrea Driscoll, DL Hare
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a progressive and debilitating disease with a broad symptom profile, intermittently marked by periods of acute decompensation. CHF patients are encouraged to self-manage their illness, such as adhering to medical regimens and monitoring symptoms, to optimise health outcomes and quality of life. In so doing, patients are asked to collaborate with their health service providers with regard to their care. However, patients generally do not self-manage well, even with specialist support. Moreover, self- management interventions are yet to demonstrate morbidity or mortality benefits. Social network approaches to self-management consider the availability and mobilisation of all resources, beyond those of only the patient and healthcare providers. Used in conjunction with e-health platforms, social network approaches may offer a means by which to optimise self-management programmes of the future.

History

Journal

Cardiac failure review

Volume

1

Season

Winter

Pagination

128-131

Location

Marlow, Eng.

ISSN

2057-7540

eISSN

2057-7559

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Radcliffe Cardiology

Issue

2

Publisher

Radcliffe Cardiology

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC