Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Self-Care Behaviours of Patients with Heart Failure


Yrd. Doç. Dr. Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Öğr. Gör. Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Arş. Gör. Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2016; 24: 66-71
Read: 1027 Downloads: 606 Published: 19 August 2016

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the self-care behavior of patients with heart failure.

Method: This descriptive study was realized at the Cardiology Clinic of a University Training and Research Hospital. The research sample consisted of 66 patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of heart failure in cardiology clinic. The data were collected by socio-demographic form, patient follow-up form and The European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviors Scale-12.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 67.00 ± 11.09 and 62.1% male, 51.5% for hypertension and 59.1% diabetes mellitus, 55.8% in class II according to New York Heart ssociation (NYH) Classification and total scores of patients in NYH classification was determined to be 2.3 ± 0.7. ccording to the results of the study, the average score of patients of self-care behavior was determined to be 43.00 ± 5.7. fter evaluation of self care behaviours of the subitems was determined to be partially sufficent in behaviors of patients ‘‘I weighed every day’’, ‘‘I do regular exercise’’, ‘‘I have fl u vaccination every year’’ and deficient in the other self-care behaviors. In addition, there was no statistically significant diff erence between sex and self-care behaviors with NYH classification (p> 0.05).

Conclusion: In our study, it was determined that the self-care behaviors of patients were deficient. 

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