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Heart failure is one of the chronic conditions of heart in the elderly people. The current study aimed to determine the effects of education on knowledge and practice of hospitalized heart failure patients regarding their self-care behaviors. This was a quasi-experimental study with control group which was conducted on 140 patients hospitalizing in Zahedan. The primary information was gathered through a questionnaire and an interview. Then the intervention group was given an educational package including booklet, educational compact disc, and Bluetooth films and posttest was performed after one month. The study's findings indicated that the mean score of patients’ knowledge in intervention group before and after education was 8.23 ± 3.79 and 21.93 ± 2.32 respectively and the mean score of knowledge changes in intervention group was 13.78 ± 4.27. Moreover, the mean score of patients’ practice in intervention group before and after the education was 39.40 ± 5.49 and 66.04 ± 3.44 respectively and the mean score of practice changes in intervention group was 26.57 ± 3.37. The current study revealed the provided education for affected patients by congestive heart failure can enhance knowledge of the disease, improve their practice and self acre behaviors, promote their health condition, and decrease the patients’ death rate.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2016/08/29 | Accepted: 2017/01/23 | Published: 2017/12/30

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