Illness Representations and Self-Care Behavior of Patients With Heart Failure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335090
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Illness Representations and Self-Care Behavior of Patients With Heart Failure
Other Titles:
Behavioral and Self-Care of the Heart Failure Patient
Author(s):
Tsai, Jen-Chen; Tsai, Pei-Shan; Wang, Yen-Ting
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Jen-Chen Tsai, RN, PhD, jenchent@ym.edu.tw; Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD; Yen-Ting Wang, RN, MSN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to investigate the relationship between illness representations and self-care behaviors of patients with heart failure and to identify important factors related to illness representations and self-care behaviors among these patients. Methods: This study was conducted based on the self-regulation model. Patients with heart failure were recruited from a medical center in northern Taiwan. A descriptive correlational research design was used. Three questionnaires were administered to the study participants, including the illness representations questionnaire-revised (IPQ-R), the heart failure symptoms experience questionnaire, and the self-care behaviors questionnaires. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, Pearson's correlations and hierarchical regression. Results: A total of 100 patients completed this study (mean age = 64.7-12.3). Age, education levels, and cardiac functional class were significant correlates of illness representation experienced by patients with heart failure. Emotional representation and perceived control of the illness were significantly related to self-care behaviors. Hierarchical regression analyses showed perceived personal control of the illness was the most powerful predictor, explaining 27% of the variance of self-care behaviors in patients with heart failure. Conclusion: Patients may show better self-care behaviors if they perceived greater personal control for their diseases. Results of this study suggest that the development of personalized health education or intervention programs is needed to promote illness representations of patients with heart failure.
Keywords:
self-care behaviors; heart failure; illness representations
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14K04
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleIllness Representations and Self-Care Behavior of Patients With Heart Failureen
dc.title.alternativeBehavioral and Self-Care of the Heart Failure Patienten
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Jen-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Pei-Shanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yen-Tingen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsJen-Chen Tsai, RN, PhD, jenchent@ym.edu.tw; Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD; Yen-Ting Wang, RN, MSNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335090-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to investigate the relationship between illness representations and self-care behaviors of patients with heart failure and to identify important factors related to illness representations and self-care behaviors among these patients. Methods: This study was conducted based on the self-regulation model. Patients with heart failure were recruited from a medical center in northern Taiwan. A descriptive correlational research design was used. Three questionnaires were administered to the study participants, including the illness representations questionnaire-revised (IPQ-R), the heart failure symptoms experience questionnaire, and the self-care behaviors questionnaires. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, Pearson's correlations and hierarchical regression. Results: A total of 100 patients completed this study (mean age = 64.7-12.3). Age, education levels, and cardiac functional class were significant correlates of illness representation experienced by patients with heart failure. Emotional representation and perceived control of the illness were significantly related to self-care behaviors. Hierarchical regression analyses showed perceived personal control of the illness was the most powerful predictor, explaining 27% of the variance of self-care behaviors in patients with heart failure. Conclusion: Patients may show better self-care behaviors if they perceived greater personal control for their diseases. Results of this study suggest that the development of personalized health education or intervention programs is needed to promote illness representations of patients with heart failure.en
dc.subjectself-care behaviorsen
dc.subjectheart failureen
dc.subjectillness representationsen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:43:58Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:43:58Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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