Family of self-care tools

Family of self-care tools

Using the original self-care of heart failure theory, we developed 2 new measures which we expect to be available soon:

  1. Self-Care of Hypertension Index (SC-HI)
  2. Self-Care of Coronary Heart Disease Index (SCCHDI)

Items in the SC-HI were built using guidelines and scientific statements from the American Heart Association (AHA). A panel of 6 experts in hypertension rated each item for content validity. The overall content validity index was 96%.

Items in the SCCHDI were built using guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) (2007 guidelines for chronic stable angina). A panel of 4 experts in coronary heart disease rated each item for content validity. The overall content validity index of the final SCHDI was 100%.

Caregiver Contributions to Heart Failure Self-Care

Vellone et al (2013) developed and tested a CC-SCHFI which is available below. This instrument has been translated into other languages as well.

  1. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (English version)
    1. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN
      Assistant Professor in Nursing Science
      Department of Biomedicine and Prevention
      University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via Montpellier, 1 – 00133 Rome, Italy
      Phone + 39 06 72596871; Fax + 39 72596961, Mobile +39 3387491811; Skype: ercole.vellone
      Email: ercole.vellone@uniroma2.it
  2. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (Italian version)
    1. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN
      Assistant Professor in Nursing Science
      Department of Biomedicine and Prevention
      University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via Montpellier, 1 – 00133 Rome, Italy
      Phone + 39 06 72596871; Fax + 39 72596961, Mobile +39 3387491811; Skype: ercole.vellone
      Email: ercole.vellone@uniroma2.it ercole.vellone@uniroma2.it
  3. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (Spanish version)
    1. Dr. Raúl Juárez Vela, PhD, RN
      Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
      Grado en Enfermería.
      Campus Universitario Villanueva de Gállego.
      Autov. A-23 Zaragoza – Huesca, Km 299
      50.830 Villanueva de Gállego. Zaragoza (Spain)
      Phone: (+34) 663 72 04 78 Fax.: 976 077 581
  4. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (Portuguese version)
    1. Eneida Rejane Rabelo da Silva
      Professor Associado da Escola de Enfermagem da UFRGS
      Chefe do Serviço de Enfermagem Cardiovascular, Nefrologia e Imagem do
      Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
      Coordenadora da Clínica de Insuficiência Cardíaca e Transplante Cardiaco do HCPA
      Phone: (51) 33598017
      CV lattes: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4701295A6
  5. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (Indonesian version)
    1. Wahyuni Susilawati, S.Kep.
      Padjadjaran University
      Bandung Sumedang KM. 21
      Jatinangor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
      email: wahyuni12001@mail.unpad.ac.id
  6. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (German version)
    1. Dr. Stefan Köberich, Heart Center
      University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
      Email: stefan.koeberich@universitaets-herzzentrum.du
    2. Johanna Feuchtinger, PhD
      Quality and Development in Nursing Care
      Medical Center – University of Freiburg
      Freiburg, Germany
      Email: johanne.feuchtinger@uniklinik-freiburg.de
  7. Caregiver contribution to self-care of HF index (Albanian version)
    1. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN
      Assistant Professor in Nursing Science
      Department of Biomedicine and Prevention
      University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via Montpellier, 1 – 00133 Rome, Italy
      Phone + 39 06 72596871; Fax + 39 72596961, Mobile +39 3387491811; Skype: ercole.vellone
      Email: ercole.vellone@uniroma2.it
  8. MORE LANGUAGES COMING SOON
  • Dr. Barbara Riegel

    Dr. Barbara Riegal

    Professor and Edith Clemmer Steinbright Chair of Gerontology
    Director, Biobehavioral Research Center
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