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Patients’ knowledge of heart failure and their perception of the disease

Overview of attention for article published in Patient preference and adherence, August 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (69th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

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Title
Patients’ knowledge of heart failure and their perception of the disease
Published in
Patient preference and adherence, August 2017
DOI 10.2147/ppa.s126133
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Anna Płotka, Edyta Prokop, Jacek Migaj, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Stefan Grajek

Abstract

The aim of this study was to gain a deeper insight into patients' perception of chronic heart failure (CHF) symptoms by analyzing their compliance with nonpharmacological recommendations. This was a prospective, single-center survey-based registry. Patients included in this study were hospitalized between December 2014 and January 2016 at the 1(st) Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Lord's Transfiguration, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, and had been diagnosed with CHF at least 3 months prior to inclusion. Participants were divided according to New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class into mild CHF (NYHA I and II) and severe CHF (NYHA III and IV), and according to age into young (<50 years), middle-aged (50-70 years) and old (>70 years). The survey included information about the patients' sex, age, education, length of the illness and 12 questions about their perception of CHF. This study included 201 patients. The mean age was 58±15 years. The younger the patients, the more often they thought that CHF is curable. The patients presenting with severe CHF tended to think that CHF is incurable significantly more often than those with mild CHF. Most of the patients considered loss of appetite, cough and vomiting the least alarming symptoms. Significantly more patients with severe CHF exercised less and reported reduced sexual activity more often in comparison to the mild CHF patients. Most of the young patients reported no changes to their sexual activity, body mass index (BMI) or exercise after diagnosis of CHF. Most of the old patients exercised less than before diagnosis of CHF. Significantly more middle-aged patients reduced their BMI, quit smoking and reported lower sexual activity after diagnosis of CHF in comparison to the other groups. Patients need to be better educated about the nature of CHF and the importance of lifestyle changes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 17%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Other 9 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 31%
Unspecified 7 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 14%
Psychology 3 10%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Other 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 September 2017.
All research outputs
#2,874,367
of 11,707,803 outputs
Outputs from Patient preference and adherence
#220
of 961 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#79,628
of 263,849 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Patient preference and adherence
#9
of 33 outputs
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