Heart Failure Clinical Trial
Impact of Video Discharge Instructions on Heart Failure Patient’s Knowledge
With improve care of patients with heart failure, many patients are living longer. Care for these patients is now not only focused on mortality but also on the quality of life. Patient knowledge about heart failure and their overall compliance with the necessary lifestyle changes will lead to an improved quality of life. Discovering alternative ways to improve patient knowledge is key to long term survival. This studies objective is to assess the overall impact of video discharge instructions as compared to paper discharge instructions on Heart Failure Knowledge among an under-served patient population.
In this study, we will randomized patients admitted to the hospital with heart failure exacerbation to receive either paper or video discharge instructions within a day prior to discharge. The video and paper instructions will have the same content. The patients will take a pre-test and post-test and the change in scores among the patients who received the video and paper discharge instructions will be compared. Other points of interest include participant satisfactions with discharge instruction, followup at post hospital appointment and 30-day readmission.
Data to be collected includes:
Medial history of the patient
Patients Health Measurement: Self Efficacy for managing medications and Treatment Management, Informational Support
hospital admission with a diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF)- Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction or heart failure with preserved Ejection fraction
planned discharge from hospital to home setting
able to read and write English
Acceptable to answer Questionnaire and to receive a call at the end of the study
Planned discharge to long term acute care
Patients with unstable housing
patients who are pregnant
illiteracy (defined as inability to write or read) and non-native speakers of English
Patients with End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD)
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Chicago Illinois, 60612, United States
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