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Symptomatology and Coping Resources Predict Self-Care Behaviors in Middle to Older Age Patients with Heart Failure

Title: Symptomatology and Coping Resources Predict Self-Care Behaviors in Middle to Older Age Patients with Heart Failure.
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Name(s): Graven, Lucinda, author
Grant, Joan S., author
Gordon, Glenna, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-11-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Background. Symptoms of heart failure (HF) and coping resources, such as social support and social problem-solving, may influence self-care behaviors. Research regarding the influence of HF symptomatology characteristics and components of social support and social problem-solving on self-care is limited. Objective. To identify predictors of HF self-care behaviors using characteristics of HF symptomatology, components of social support and social problem-solving, and demographic and clinical factors. Methods. Using a cross-sectional, correlational predictive design, a convenience sample (N=201) of outpatients with HF answered self-report surveys. Multiple linear regression with stepwise variable selection was conducted. Results. Six predictors of HF self-care were identified: race, symptom frequency, symptom-related interference with enjoyment of life, New York Heart Association Class HF, rational problem-solving style, and social network (B=34.265, R2 = 0.19 , P= 0.001 ). Conclusions. Assessing the influence of race on self-care behaviors in middle to older age patients with HF is important. Clinical assessment that focuses on symptom frequency, symptom-related interference with enjoyment of life, and HF Class might also impact self-care behaviors in this population. Rational problem-solving skills used and evaluation of the size of and satisfaction with one’s social network may be appropriate when assessing self-care.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475608740 (IID), 10.1155/2015/840240 (DOI)
Publication Note: Publisher's Version Also Available at https://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2015/840240/abs/
Preferred Citation: Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., & Gordon, G. (2015). Symptomatology and Coping Resources Predict Self-Care Behaviors in Middle to Older Age Patients with Heart Failure. Nursing research and practice, 2015.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475608740
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Nursing Research and Practice.
Issue: vol. 2015

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Graven, L., Grant, J. S., & Gordon, G. (2015). Symptomatology and Coping Resources Predict Self-Care Behaviors in Middle to Older Age Patients with Heart Failure. Nursing Research And Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475608740