Hjärtsviktspatientens uppfattning om sin kunskap och den information de fått angående sin sjukdom och egenvård
Background: Heart failure is a complex condition which means that the hearts capacity topump blood is reduced. The aim of this study was to investigate how patients with heartfailure considered their knowledge and the information they received about their disease andself-care.Method: Patients suffering from heart failure, hospitalized at section 30 E (n=13), andpatients visiting the nurse led heart failure clinic (n=4) at Akademiska sjukhuset in Uppsala,were requested to participate in the study. The patients answered questions about knowledgeand information concerning self-care and their disease. Data were analyzed using SPSS 15.0.Results: The patients valued their knowledge about the disease as lower than their knowledgeabout self-care. The study showed that all the patients found the information they hadreceived about their self-care better than the information they had received about theirdisease. The results also showed that the better the patients considered the information abouttheir disease the better they had interpreted the knowledge about their disease.Conclusion: The patients valued their knowledge and the information the received about selfcarehigher than about the disease. This indicates that is it easier to understand the self-care. Itis hard to generalize the conclusion due to the number of participating patients in the studywas small (n=17).
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:hjärtsvikt information kunskap egenvård
Date of Publication:01/01/2009