J Cardiovasc Nurs 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.
Kyoung Suk Lee, PhD, RN, MPH Associate Professor, College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul, Republic of Korea; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5083-3743 Da-In Park, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Life Science and Nano Technology, Hannam University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4738-5046.
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic heart condition that requires patients to adapt to the disease and maintain a high degree of self-management. Patients with HF commonly feel loss of control, which has a negative effect on their compliance to self-care, health-related quality of life, and health outcomes. To promote self-care behavior and to develop healthy coping mechanisms, it is important to understand individual HF patients' perceived control, a self-generated belief that one has the ability to bring forth desired outcomes. Read More