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Do heart failure patients understand their diagnosis or want to know their prognosis? Heart failure from a patient's perspective.
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PMID:  20849006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of heart failure has evolved to become a multidisciplinary affair. Constraints of time and resources limit the amount of counselling that is given to heart failure patients in hospital and, with the advent of community heart failure specialist nurses, there is a trend to move more of these services into the community. Most heart failure patients are elderly and may find the information given to them, at the time of diagnosis and later on at home by heart failure nurses, difficult to grasp. In this study, patients' perspectives of a diagnosis of heart failure, their understanding of the diagnosis as well as what being diagnosed with heart failure means to them were recorded. Patients were questioned on whether the news of the heart failure diagnosis was broken to them in a sympathetic manner and how they felt about the information provided at diagnosis.
P Banerjee; L Gill; V Muir; S Nadar; Y Raja; D Goyal; S Koganti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-20     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  2011-03-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Great Britain
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Heart Failure / diagnosis*,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Patient Care Team
Patient Education as Topic*
Professional-Patient Relations
Comment In:
Clin Med. 2011 Feb;11(1):98   [PMID:  21404800 ]

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