Kato, N. P, Kinugawa, K., Sano, M., Kogure, A., Sakuragi, F., Kobukata, K., Ohtsu, H., Wakita, S., Jaarsma, T. & Kazuma, K. (2016). How effective is an in-hospital heart failure self-care program in a Japanese setting? Lessons from a randomized controlled pilot study. Patient Preference and Adherence,10 171-181. United Kingdom: Dove Medical Press Ltd.(Dovepress). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S100203
Although the effectiveness of heart failure (HF) disease management programs has been established in Western countries, to date there have been no such programs in Japan. These programs may have different effectiveness due to differences in health care organization and possible cultural differences with regard to self-care. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot HF program in a Japanese setting.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research