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Computer-based education for patients with chronic heart failure: A randomised, controlled, multicentre trial of the effects on knowledge, compliance and quality of life
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
2006 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 64, no 1-3, p. 128-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a single-session, interactive computer-based educational program on knowledge, compliance and quality of life in heart failure patients with special emphasis on gender differences.

METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four patients, mean age 70 years, from five heart failure clinics were randomised to either receiving only standard education (n = 72) or standard education and additional computer-based education (n = 82).

RESULTS: Knowledge was increased in both groups after 1 month with a trend towards higher knowledge (P = 0.07) in the computer-based group. The increase in knowledge was significantly higher in the computer-based group after 6 months (P = 0.03). No differences were found between the groups with regard to compliance with treatment and self-care or quality of life. The women had significantly lower quality of life and did not improve after 6 months as the men did (P = 0.0001).

CONCLUSION: Computer-based education gave increased knowledge about heart failure. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Computers can be a useful tool in heart failure education, but to improve compliance a single-session educational intervention is not sufficient. Gender differences in learning and quality of life should be further evaluated.

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Shannon, Ireland: Elsevier, 2006. Vol. 64, no 1-3, p. 128-135
Keywords [en]
Heart failure, Computer-based education, Patient education, Intervention, Self-care, Nursing, Compliance, Quality of life, Knowledge, Gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1317DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2005.12.007ISI: 000243012600016PubMedID: 16469469Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33751080118Local ID: 2082/1696OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1317DiVA, id: diva2:238535
Available from: 2008-04-15 Created: 2008-04-15 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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