Aplicación de la escala europea de autocuidado en insuficiencia cardíaca (EHFScBS) en una unidad de insuficiencia cardíaca en España

Translated title of the contribution: Use of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) in a heart failure unit in Spain

Beatriz González, Josep Lupón Rosés*, Teresa Parajón, Agustín Urrutia, Joan Herreros, Vicente Valle

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    Abstract

    Self-care is important for patients with heart failure. Recently, the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale was developed for its assessment. We evaluated 335 patients using the Spanish version of the scale and assessed whether self-care was influenced by sex, age, etiology, or follow-up duration at a heart failure unit. Possible scores on the scale range from 12 to 60, with a low score indicating good self-care. We observed a mean (SD) score of 24.2 (7.7). There was no significant correlation between the score attained and the value of any of the parameters analyzed, except for follow-up duration at the unit (r=-O.37; P<.001). The score was 28.1 (1.9) in patients evaluated at first visit, 23.1 (6.1) at three months, 24.1 (6.6) at six months, 23.3 (8.2) at nine months, 22.8 (7.3) at twelve months and finally 20.0 (5.5) in patients evaluated fifteen months after their first visit.

    Translated title of the contributionUse of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) in a heart failure unit in Spain
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)166-170
    Number of pages5
    JournalRevista Espanola de Cardiologia
    Volume59
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

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