Factors Affecting Self-Care Behaviors of Patients with Heart Failure

Authors

  • Zeena Q. Abdulhussein1, Diaa K. Abd-Ali1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i1.494

Keywords:

self-care behaviours, heart failure, factors

Abstract

A Descriptive Correlational Design is carried out in Al-Najaf City/Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Health Directorate / Al-Sadder Medical City, from October, 17th, 2018 to June, 13th, 2019, in order to assess Self-Care Behaviors of Heart Failure Patients, and to assess the factors affecting patients with heart failure. A Non-Probability (Purposive Sample) of (110) patients who had heart failure, those who visit Al-Sadder Medical City for follow up, treatment, or both. Reliability of the questionnaire is determined through a pilot study and the face validity is determine through a panel of experts. The data are collected through the utilization of the developed questionnaire after the validity and reliability are estimated, and by means of interview technique. The data are described statistically and analyzed through use of the descriptive and inferential statistical analysis approaches. The findings of the present study indicate that the overall assessment for the patients’ self-care behaviors is fair. In addition, the overall assessment of patients’ self-efficacy toward self-care behaviors is fair, and the overall assessment of patients’ attitude toward self-care behaviors is good.

Author Biography

Zeena Q. Abdulhussein1, Diaa K. Abd-Ali1

1Adult Nursing, University of Kufa. Faculty of Nursing, Iraq

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Published

2020-04-09

How to Cite

Zeena Q. Abdulhussein1, Diaa K. Abd-Ali1. (2020). Factors Affecting Self-Care Behaviors of Patients with Heart Failure. Medico Legal Update, 20(1), 955–960. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i1.494