Heart Failure Articles
- Heart failure (HF) is a progressive clinical condition that results in substantial impairment of quality of life (QOL). Helping patients maintain optimal QOL is essential. QOL reflects patients' subjective perceptions about the impact of a clinical condition and its treatment on daily life; however, definitions in the literature vary widely and few reflect the patient's perspective.
- Little is known about sexual activity in patients with heart failure (HF), and existing evidence suggests that sexual activity is adversely affected.
- Many factors may contribute to medication nonadherence in heart failure (HF), but no standard measure exists to evaluate factors associated with nonadherence. To fill this gap, we developed the Medication Adherence Scale (MAS) and tested its reliability and validity in patients with HF.
- The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing adherence to the prescribed medical regimen in patients with heart failure (HF).