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When is a patient with heart failure adequately informed? A study of patientsʹ knowledge of and attitudes toward medical information
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إgهrd، نويسنده , , Anders and Hermerén، نويسنده , , Gِran and Herlitz، نويسنده , , Johan، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2004
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Objective imary aim was to explore patientsʹ knowledge of heart failure and their attitudes toward medical information (prognostic information in particular) and to assess different patient-related factors that might hamper the improvement of patientsʹ knowledge. Moreover, taking the data obtained into account, we analyzed ethical aspects of information disclosure to patients with heart failure. g udy was performed at Sahlgrenʹs University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. udy was a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews. ts mple included 40 patients with various stages of chronic heart failure. s atients had only a limited understanding of their disease, but they still claimed that they were satisfied with the information they received. Some of them seemed to accept, to be indifferent to, or to be unaware of their low level of knowledge. The majority did not request prognostic information. sion ue that patients with heart failure are adequately informed when they have reached the level of knowledge that enables them to be managed as effectively and securely as possible while being satisfied with the information provided. To give adequate information, health care providers should determine the patientsʹ level of knowledge and explore why those patients who have a limited understanding do not assimilate or request information.
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Heart and Lung
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Heart and Lung
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