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SOCIAL SUPPORT AND SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT AMONG PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 February 2016 22:52

Halimaton Duriah Yunus, Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni*

Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

Patients with chronic heart failure suffer from undesirable effects in their daily activities. Effective self-care management in conjunction with social support gives improved the wellbeing of patients with chronic heart failure. This study determines social support and self-care management among patients with chronic heart failure. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Cardiology Clinic in Hospital Serdang, Selangor from April 2014 to June 2014. A questionnaire consisting of demographic characteristics, MOS Social Survey and Self-Care Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) was distributed to a total of 113 respondents. The results show moderately high level of social support (3.51±0.89) and level of self-care management (160.49±44.39). For instance, social support and self-care management were not statistically significant with the demographic characteristics (p>0.05). There was a positive correlation between social support and self-care management (r=0.263, p<0.05) and the findings suggest that social support should be considered a predictor in self-care management of patients with chronic heart failure.

Keywords: social support, self-care management, patient(s), chronic heart failure

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ISSN No : 1675-0306
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