Ausili, D., Rebora, P., Mauro, S. D, Riegel, B., Valsecchi, M. G, Paturzo, M., Alvaro, R. & Vellone, E. (2016). Clinical and socio-demographic determinants of self-care behaviours in patients with heart failure and diabetes mellitus: A multicentre cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies,63 18-27. United Kingdom: Elsevier Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.08.006
Background: Self-care is vital for patients with heart failure to maintain health and quality of life, and it is even more vital for those who are also affected by diabetes mellitus, since they are at higher risk of worse outcomes. The literature is unclear on the influence of diabetes on heart failure self-care as well as on the influence of socio-demographic and clinical factors on self-care.
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