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San Francisco, California 94143


The long-term goal of this research is to determine whether a psychoeducational intervention will support self-care behaviors in Hispanic patients with heart failure. The specific goal of this study is to determine whether a culturally-appropriate psychoeducational intervention in Hispanic patients with heart failure, compared to a control group, will improve heart failure knowledge and self-care behaviors. We hypothesize that patients who receive the intervention will have improved heart failure self-care behaviors and depression scores as measured by the Self-Care Heart Failure Index and Patient Health Questionnaire.

Study summary:

A randomized clinical trial research design is planned. Investigators will obtain baseline and final measures on the intervention and control groups. A sample of 60 adult Hispanic heart failure patients will be recruited. Each patient will either participate in the psychoeducational intervention or usual care. A repeated measures (longitudinal) analysis will be used to examine these aims by employing a linear mixed models approach. The basic analysis has one between subjects (fixed) factor, group, with 2 levels (education and control) and one repeated factor, time, with 2 levels (baseline and 12 months). This analysis allows for testing the main effect of group, main effect of time, and the group by time interaction. The potential benefit of improving heart failure knowledge and self-care in Hispanic heart failure patients is that these patients may better understand how to care for themselves. This study will provide data to examine the longer-term outcomes of emergency department visits and hospitalization events in Hispanic patients.


Inclusion Criteria: - have been hospitalized for heart failure within the previous 24 months - identify themselves as Hispanic in origin - speak and write in Spanish or English Exclusion Criteria: - live in a nursing home or institution, - age less than 18 - cognitive deficits - serious life-limiting co-morbidity such as active cancer



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jill N Howie-Esquivel, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

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Location Contact:

San Francisco, California 94143
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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