The Self-care Educational Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: A Study Protocol

Boyde, Mary, Peters, Robyn, Hwang, Rita, Korczyk, Dariusz, Ha, Tina and New, Nicole (2016) The Self-care Educational Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: A Study Protocol. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32 2: 165-170. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000318

Author Boyde, Mary
Peters, Robyn
Hwang, Rita
Korczyk, Dariusz
Ha, Tina
New, Nicole
Title The Self-care Educational Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: A Study Protocol
Journal name Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1550-5049
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000318
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 165
End page 170
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: A variety of educational interventions have been implemented to assist patients with heart failure (HF) to maintain their own health, develop self-care behaviors, and decrease readmissions. The most effective approach to education has yet to be established. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a multimedia educational intervention for patients with HF in reducing hospital readmissions. Secondary outcomes include changes in knowledge and self-care behaviors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial in a large tertiary referral hospital in Australia has recruited 200 patients and will follow them for 12 months. Patients diagnosed with HF have been randomly allocated 1:1 to either usual education or a multimedia educational intervention. Framed by the principles of adult learning, this individualized intervention was delivered face to face by a specialized HF nurse, with a targeted educational assessment and subsequent development of an educational plan. The multimedia approach combined viewing a DVD and verbal discussion supported by a written manual. The teach-back strategy at the conclusion of the intervention evaluated the patient’s learning through 5 key questions about self-management of HF. Readmissions are assessed at 28 days, 3 months, and 12 months. Knowledge and self-care behavior are assessed at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months. Conclusions: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a targeted multimedia educational intervention. Study results may inform the design of in-hospital education for HF patients
Keyword Education methods
Heart failure
Patient education as topic
Patient readmission
Using MESH headings from Medline
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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