Study of the effect of partnership care model on the quality of life in patients with heart failure
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 31, 2006, 5 (1); e7047
January 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
December 30, 2011
E, Khaleghdoost Mohammadi
T . Study of the effect of partnership care model on the quality of life in patients with heart failure,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Heart failure is one of the most important and prevalent diseases, and still one of the major problemsof
health care systems in spite of the medical advances. Today, the promotion of the quality of life in heart failure
patients is one of the objectives of the nursing care programs. In this line, the present study was conducted to
evaluate the effect of partnership care model on the quality of life in patients with heart failure.
Methods:In the present clinical trial in 2010, 90 patients with heart failure hospitalized in Kerman University of
Medical Sciences affiliated coronary care units were selected using accessible-sampling method and were
randomly divided into two groups of 45 participants each as the experimental and the control groups. To
evaluate the quality of lifeas adependent variable, the standard quality-of-life questionnaire for heart failure
patients, including 22 questions on the three major dimensions of the quality of life (physical, mental and
socioeconomic), was applied. The intervention was implemented during three months according to the
partnership care model in the experimental group. Data were analyzed bySPSS18 software using descriptive
statistics, independent and paired t-tests and the variance analysis.
Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups in terms of the mean quality of life (from
60.11±10.7 to 35.43±8.6 in the experimental and 45.63±7.3 to 57.42±11.9 in the control group), as well asthe
associated dimensions including the physical, psychological, and socioeconomic aspects (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The study findings demonstrated a significant improvement in the mean quality of life scores in all
the three dimensions in the experimentalcompared to the control group; the application of the mentioned model
is, therefore, recommended for the care and treatment of patients with heart failure.
Heart failure, Quality of life, Nursing model, partnership care
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