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Physical and Psychosocial Needs Assessment in Patients with Heart Failure in the Yazd Afshar Hospital
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  • 1 Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • 2 Research Center for Nursing and Midwifery Care, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • Correspondence should be addressed to Hamideh Dehghani, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran; Tel: ; Fax: ; Email: hamide.dehghani@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Heart failure is a major cause of hospitalization and referring to heart clinics. Studying the needs of patients with heart failure makes better regulation of care programs and appropriate interventions in various aspects of health according to priority of need. The aim of this study is assessment of physical and psychosocial needs in patient with heart failure. This study is cross-sectional. Heart Failure Needs Assessment Questionnaire (HFNAQ) for pa-tients with heart failure in class 3 and 4, EF and lv (left ventricular) systolic dysfunction less than 35% were ad-mitted in hospital, after discharge was completed through interviews. The data was analyzed by SPSS software version22. The highest score in the area of physical need with an average of 28, followed by psychological need with an average of 26 and social need with an average of 24. Mean scores of social and existential needs were increased with increasing age. Mean score of psychological need, social need and existential need in women was significantly higher than men. O