Title

Self-Care Behaviors of African Americans Living with Heart Failure

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journal of Community Health Nursing

Source ISSN

0737-0016

Abstract

African Americans have a higher risk of developing heart failure (HF) than persons from other ethnic groups. Once diagnosed, they have lower rates of HF self-care and poorer health outcomes. Promoting engagement in HF self-care is amenable to change and represents an important way to improve the health of African Americans with HF. This study used a community-based participatory action research methodology called photovoice to explore the practice of HF self-care among low-income, urban, community dwelling African Americans. Using the photovoice methodology, themes emerged regarding self-care management and self-care maintenance.

Comments

Journal of Communiity Health Nursing, Vol. 32. No. 4 (2015): 173-186. DOI.

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