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dc.titleDIET ADHERENCE, MEDICATION ADHERENCE AND SELF-CARE BEHAVIOR AMONG INPATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE IN SINGAPORE: A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIONAL STUDY
dc.contributor.authorRACHEL LING ZI QIAN
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-07T05:30:02Z
dc.date.available2019-05-07T05:30:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-25
dc.identifier.citationRACHEL LING ZI QIAN (2019-05-25). DIET ADHERENCE, MEDICATION ADHERENCE AND SELF-CARE BEHAVIOR AMONG INPATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE IN SINGAPORE: A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIONAL STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153796
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide with consequences of frequent rehospitalisations and debilitating effects on patients’ quality of life. Yet, it can be managed with good diet adherence, medication adherence and self-care behavior. However, there is a lack of studies investigating these variables in the local context. Aims: This study aimed to investigate diet adherence, medication adherence and self-care behavior and, identify the predictors of diet and medication adherence among inpatients with CHF in Singapore. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study was conducted and a convenience sample of 107 participants was recruited from cardiology wards of a public tertiary hospital. Study variables were measured using Dietary Sodium Restriction Questionnaire, Medication Adherence Rating Scale-5 items and European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale-12 items. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. Results: Our sample had poor perceived control over diet adherence and poorer self-care behavior as compared to Western CHF patients. However, good medication adherence was reported. The multiple linear regression results indicated that income, race, comorbidities of type 1 diabetes and diabetic complications, current smoker, New York Heart Association classification and self-care behavior were predictors of diet adherence. Whereas, comorbidity of hypertension, myocardial infarction as cause of CHF and moderately diminished ejection fraction were identified as predictors of medication adherence. Implications: Current CHF education programmes should be improved. New implementations of home tele-education programmes for CHF patients with diabetic complications and low-salt food delivery programmes for low-income CHF patients can be considered. Future related researches should focus on adopting qualitative and longitudinal approaches. Conclusion: This study adds new knowledge to current literature and facilitates improvements in CHF interventions in Singapore. Most importantly, current CHF interventions in Singapore should be enhanced.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectChronic heart failure
dc.subjectDiet adherence
dc.subjectMedication adherence
dc.subjectSelf-care behavior
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.contributor.supervisorWANG WENRU
dc.contributor.supervisorHE HONG-GU
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBachelor of Science (Nursing)(Honours)
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