Development and testing of a caring‐based intervention for older adults with heart failure

Joanne R. Duffy, Lois M. Hoskins, Sharon Dudley-Brown

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The clinical and cost burdens of heart failure (HF) continue to rise, creating an immediate need for cost-effective interventions geared toward improving health outcomes. This article describes the development and testing of a caring-based nursing intervention for older adults with advanced HF who have been recently discharged from acute care. The developmental process and components of the intervention are presented. A methodology for testing the intervention is also introduced. Through a phased development process including research, this intervention can be refined and used to guide clinicians, administrators, and policymakers in the provision of high-quality care to older adults with HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-333
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Caring
  • Heart failure
  • Nursing intervention
  • Outcomes
  • Relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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