Kraai, I. H, Vermeulen, K. M, Hillege, H. L & Jaarsma, T. (2016). Perception of impairments by patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,15(2), 178-185. United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515115621194
One of the major aims in the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF) is symptom relief and an improvement in the health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The perception of impairments due to HF may differ between patients. A knowledge of the prevalence and perceived harshness of impairments due to HF is essential in providing personalized care on a patient level, in optimizing care on a population level and in finding the most appropriate patient-reported outcome for clinical trials.
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