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Dyadic self-care interventions in chronic heart failure in hospital settings: a systematic review

Jul 1, 2022 | Magazine: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

A I Villero-Jiménez  1 , N Martínez-Torregrosa  2 , M Olano Lizarraga  3 , J Garai-López  4 , M Vázquez-Calatayud  5


Dyadic self-care in chronic heart failure (CHF) is key to ensure treatment continuity, reduce complications and readmissions, and minimise caregiver burden, but it requires specific strategies. The aim of the study was to identify dyadic self-management interventions in CHF in hospital settings by means of a systematic literature review conducted in the Pubmed, CINAHL and PsycInfo databases.

Methodological quality was assessed according to CASPe and Joanna Briggs Institute tools. The main components of the interventions were identified: delivery format; dimensions and strategies used (cognitive-attitudinal, affective-emotional and behavioural); providers and recipients; measurement instruments used; and effectiveness.

Most of the studies demonstrated improved outcomes, especially in depression and/or anxiety symptoms, adherence to treatment, diet and weight control. Innovative interventions that include components of the three dimensions identified and the use of valid, reliable and specific scales to measure outcomes are recommended.

CITATION  An Sist Sanit Navar. 2022 Jul 1;45(2):e1001. doi: 10.23938/ASSN.1001