Navigation Links
Heart failure study: Health-literate patients not always adept at managing care
Date:12/15/2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A patient's education level is not a fail-safe predictor of how well they will manage symptoms related to complicated chronic diseases, such as heart failure, according to a Purdue University study.

"Our research indicates that some of the better-educated heart failure patients in our sample did not manage their symptoms as well as those who were less educated," said Karen S. Yehle, an assistant professor of nursing who specializes in cardiovascular conditions. "We're not sure why this is. It could be that heart failure patients with lower health literacy experience symptoms more often and, therefore, know how to manage them better. No matter the reason, it's a reminder to doctors, nurses and pharmacists to communicate clearly and thoroughly to all patients, regardless of how much information or guidance they might believe a particular patient needs."

The researchers evaluated the adherence of 49 heart failure patients' daily self-care, which includes eating a low-sodium diet and taking medications, as well as the patients' self-management, which was required when they developed a symptom such as weight gain, leg swelling or shortness of breath.

"This is a small sample size, but what was especially telling is that many of the people in this sample had advanced degrees, so we feel it's an important message to remind practitioners to not make assumptions based on education," said Aleda M.H. Chen, a recent Purdue pharmacy and gerontology graduate who is now an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Ohio's Cedarville University, who led the study. "We also are working to expand the study to a larger sample size and follow heart failure patients' care and behaviors for the long-term."

The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. The research was supported by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue, and Chen received a fellowship to su
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert
apatterson@purdue.edu
765-494-9723
Purdue University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk
2. Heart drug may be effective for managing certain cancers: Queens University study
3. Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
4. ADHD Drugs Dont Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
5. Planting improves heart rate, stress levels of mentally challenged adults
6. Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat
7. Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study
8. New study reassures on heart risks of prostate cancer treatment
9. Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients
10. Stopping dangerous cell regrowth reduces risk of further heart attacks
11. Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... Dr. Dan Ritchie and Dr. Cody Sipe that is helping ... of life and longevity has caught the attention of Shane ... most people in their 50s, 60s, or even 70s what ... of life on a day-to-day basis, they would probably answer ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... these sound like the ideas of a science ... of an exciting new approach to imaging local ... metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University ... and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have provided proof-of-principle ... revolutionize doctors, ability to see tumors that have ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Tidewater Physical Therapy and ... for football players and their parents at its Newport ... open at 6:30 p.m. for athletes and parents to ... and physical therapists. The workshop will start at 7 ... News Tidewater Performance Center, which features sports performance and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... University] As Congress adjourns this month for the ... step over on their way out the chamber door ... Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014. In a ... Dr. Eli Adashi recounts what he and other advocates ... The perennial trouble with how Medicare pays doctors will ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... hearing for today, September 17, 2014, to consider: , ... Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), and, 2. ... of TRT. , With the TRT litigation ongoing, an ... FDA on the dangers of testosterone replacement therapy. Among ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Functional Fitness Solution: Review Exposes Dr. Dan Ritchie and Dr. Cody Sipe’s Guide to Everyday Fitness for Longevity 2Health News:New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer 2Health News:New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer 3Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 2Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 3Health News:Failed Medicare payments law remains relevant 2Health News:Failed Medicare payments law remains relevant 3Health News:FDA Advisory Committee Holds Hearing on Testosterone Safety 2
... to Meet HRPA,s Stringent Pricing ... and Transparency Requirements, INDIANAPOLIS, ... benefit management (PBM) subsidiary, has,received Transparency in Pharmaceutical Purchasing Solutions ... the certification will enable WellPoint NextRx to offer PBM services,to ...
... Stand for Safe ... Patient Care, OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10 ... begin a two-day,strike at 15 Northern California hospitals this morning in California,s,largest strike ... of the big Sutter health chain and include some of the,largest hospitals in ...
... YORK, Oct. 10 On Oct. 23rd, the fashion ... Sadove, Chairman,and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, at "Fresh ... Youth and Families, which will take place at,The Pierre ... will,feature a performance by Judy Collins. The event, which ...
... Corporation, an,orthopedic implants company focused on silicon nitride ... on the in-vitro,testing and evaluation of its silicon ... HAP Paul Award from the International Society for,Technology ... which,was presented to Amedica at ISTA,s 20th Annual ...
... Oct. 10 Synova Healthcare Group,Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... in,the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women,s ... the New Millennium." The,NPWH is the leading association ... will take place October 10 - 13, in ...
... VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation,(CRM:TSX-V) ... Center for,Colorectal Health in Chicago. The new Clinic ... The additional clinic increases CRH,s overall,patient appointment capacity ... protocol. Commenting on the Chicago expansion, Edward ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wellpoint NextRx Receives TIPPS Certification from the HR Policy Association 2Health News:Wellpoint NextRx Receives TIPPS Certification from the HR Policy Association 3Health News:Two-Day Nurses Strike Begins Today 2Health News:Hazelden Honors Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue at its New York Awards Dinner to Benefit Youth and Families 2Health News:Hazelden Honors Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue at its New York Awards Dinner to Benefit Youth and Families 3Health News:Amedica's Silicon Nitride Ceramic Bearing Technology Receives Prestigious HAP Paul Award for Use in Total Hip Arthroplasty 2Health News:Synova Healthcare to Participate in 'Women's Health Care in the New Millennium Conference,' as Retail Distribution for the Fem-V(R) Test Kit Expands 2Health News:Synova Healthcare to Participate in 'Women's Health Care in the New Millennium Conference,' as Retail Distribution for the Fem-V(R) Test Kit Expands 3Health News:Synova Healthcare to Participate in 'Women's Health Care in the New Millennium Conference,' as Retail Distribution for the Fem-V(R) Test Kit Expands 4Health News:CRH Medical Corporation opens second clinic in Chicago 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... TAMPA, Fla. , Sept. 17, 2014   ... announced today that Business Insurance magazine has ... Insurance" distinction for the third year in a row. ... joint effort of Business Insurance  and the Best ... evaluation, is open to all publicly or privately-held insurance ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... ANGELES and LEIPZIG, Germany ... today announced that it has entered into an ... the development of antibody-based imaging agents to image ... "Our collaboration with Novotectid expands ImaginAb,s capability to precisely ... immune-oncology and autoimmune disease areas. The ability to ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of the Company,s Phase 2 clinical program of NP001 ... Lou Gehrig,s disease) are being highlighted today ... of the ALS Research Group , being held in ... According to a  post hoc  analysis, administration of a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:myMatrixx Honored with "Best Places to Work in Insurance" Award 2ImaginAb Expands ImmunoPET Pipeline to Include CD4+ T-Cell Imaging 2Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' ALS Treatment Candidate, NP001, Highlighted at ALS Research Group Summit 2Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' ALS Treatment Candidate, NP001, Highlighted at ALS Research Group Summit 3
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Drug Delivery in Central Nervous System Diseases - ... The delivery of drugs ... in the treatment of neurological disorders. Drugs may ...
... Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: ... its Romaco businesses to a group of funds led ... investment firm.  Total consideration was approximately euro 65 million ... and euro 4 million of assumed liabilities and is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Drug Delivery in Central Nervous System Diseases - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Reportlinker Adds Drug Delivery in Central Nervous System Diseases - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Reportlinker Adds Drug Delivery in Central Nervous System Diseases - Technologies, Markets and Companies 4
... The Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette ... smooth stroke, a compact and robust design, ... button is used to operate the measuring ... the tip. Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures ...
50L...
... precision, ergonomics, and value!, Comfortable ... soft non-slip, contoured handle , Finer ... plunger spring action , Completely autoclavable ... the need for recalibration , Easy-to-read ...
... Series 2000 Pipette is a synonym for ... and robust design, and superior operating comfort. ... operate the measuring stroke and blow-out as ... "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. ...
Medicine Products: