Factors Influencing Adherence of Patients with Heart Failure to Prescribed Sodium-Restricted Diet

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158645
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Influencing Adherence of Patients with Heart Failure to Prescribed Sodium-Restricted Diet
Abstract:
Factors Influencing Adherence of Patients with Heart Failure to Prescribed Sodium-Restricted Diet
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Lennie, Terry
Contact Address:CON, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43210-1289, USA
Co-Authors:Debra K. Moser
Surprisingly, little nursing research has been conducted regarding the long-standing recommendation that sodium intake be limited to 2 g/day in patients with heart failure. At the most fundamental level, it is not yet known whether people with heart failure are able to follow a low sodium diet and if not, what factors limit their ability to do so. Therefore, we measured actual sodium intake of patients with heart failure who also identified factors that limited their ability to follow the diet. Patients who were recruited from two Midwestern heart failure clinics filled out a questionnaire that measured self-perceptions about ability to follow a low sodium diet and identified factors that may limit ability to follow the diet. Thirty days later, they filled out a detailed 4-day food diary. Eleven males and six were females with a mean age of 65 yrs participated in the study. All were either NYHA functional class II or III. Sodium intake was 3.2 g for those who reported always following a low sodium diet, 2.6 g for those who followed the diet most of the time, and 4.1 g. for those who never followed the diet. Thirty-three percent indicated it was difficult to follow the diet, 33% reported it was easy, and 33% reported it was very easy. Factors most often reported to hinder ability to follow diet were: friends and relatives don’t serve low sodium foods; it is difficult to find tasty low sodium foods, to keep track of total daily sodium intake, and to identify low sodium foods in restaurants. No relationship between perceived difficulty following the diet and actual sodium intake was found. These results demonstrate some patients are able to limit sodium intake, but self-perception may not be a good parameter to assess when determining patient ability to follow the diet. AN: MN030165
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Adherence of Patients with Heart Failure to Prescribed Sodium-Restricted Dieten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158645-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Influencing Adherence of Patients with Heart Failure to Prescribed Sodium-Restricted Diet </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lennie, Terry</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43210-1289, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Debra K. Moser </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Surprisingly, little nursing research has been conducted regarding the long-standing recommendation that sodium intake be limited to 2 g/day in patients with heart failure. At the most fundamental level, it is not yet known whether people with heart failure are able to follow a low sodium diet and if not, what factors limit their ability to do so. Therefore, we measured actual sodium intake of patients with heart failure who also identified factors that limited their ability to follow the diet. Patients who were recruited from two Midwestern heart failure clinics filled out a questionnaire that measured self-perceptions about ability to follow a low sodium diet and identified factors that may limit ability to follow the diet. Thirty days later, they filled out a detailed 4-day food diary. Eleven males and six were females with a mean age of 65 yrs participated in the study. All were either NYHA functional class II or III. Sodium intake was 3.2 g for those who reported always following a low sodium diet, 2.6 g for those who followed the diet most of the time, and 4.1 g. for those who never followed the diet. Thirty-three percent indicated it was difficult to follow the diet, 33% reported it was easy, and 33% reported it was very easy. Factors most often reported to hinder ability to follow diet were: friends and relatives don&rsquo;t serve low sodium foods; it is difficult to find tasty low sodium foods, to keep track of total daily sodium intake, and to identify low sodium foods in restaurants. No relationship between perceived difficulty following the diet and actual sodium intake was found. These results demonstrate some patients are able to limit sodium intake, but self-perception may not be a good parameter to assess when determining patient ability to follow the diet. AN: MN030165 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:15:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:15:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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