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Type :article
Subject :RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
ISSN :2222-6990
Main Author :Nor Firdous Mohamed
Additional Authors :Chong Yen Yee
Nor Ashikin Md Sari
Nur Amani Ahmad Tajuddin
Aizai Azan Abdul Rahim
Title :The screening of self-care behaviour among Chinese ethnic with heart failure in Malaysia
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia
Year of Publication :2021
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study aimed to determine the level of self-care behaviour among the Chinese ethnic with Heart Failure (HF) in Malaysia. A cross-sectional survey design was conducted with HF patients (N=80). The average age of participants was 61.39 years old (M = 61.39, SD = 15.88). Chinese version of Self-care Heart Failure Index version 6.2 were used in this study. Descriptive analysis such as mean and standard deviation were used to run the analysis. Current findings suggested that the self-care behaviour of Chinese ethnic HF patients in Malaysia is satisfactory adequate, with both self-care management and self-care confident having standardised scores of greater than 70. The studied population scored highest in self-care confidence. Hence, it is suggested that element of confidence is one of the important factors to be considered in future self-care interventions. Keywords: Heart Failure, Malaysia, Chinese ethnic, Self-Care, Behaviour


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