Lyons, K. S, Vellone, E., Lee, C. S, Cocchieri, A., Bidwell, J. T, D'Agostino, F., Hiatt, S. O, Alvaro, R., Vela, R. & Riegel, B. (2015). A dyadic approach to managing heart failure with confidence. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,30(4 Suppl 1), 64-71. United States of America: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0000000000000234
The majority of heart failure (HF) self-care research remains focused on patients, despite the important involvement of family caregivers. Although self-care confidence has been found to play an important role in the effectiveness of HF self-care management on patient outcomes, no known research has examined self-care confidence within a dyadic context. The purpose of this study was to identify individual and dyadic determinants of self-care confidence in HF care dyads.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research