Web-Based Training and Telephone Follow-up of Patients With Heart Failure: Randomized Controlled Trial

Ilaslan E., Özer Z.

CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, vol.40, no.2, pp.82-89, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/cin.0000000000000833
  • Journal Name: CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-89
  • Keywords: Health status, Heart failure, Symptom burden, Telephone follow-up, Web-based training
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.This study was carried out to determine the effect of Webbased training and telephone follow-up on symptom burden and health status in patients with heart failure. Patient training and postdischarge follow-up are necessary to improve symptom management and quality of life in patients with heart failure. In Turkey, Web-based education and phone monitoring are not very common yet. In this parallel randomized controlled trial, patients were allocated to a control group (n = 32) or an intervention group (n = 32). The control group received routine care, and the intervention group was administered the following interventions in addition to routine care: Web-based training, four-session telephone follow-up, and one textmessageweekly. All results regarding symptommanagement and quality of life were assessed beginning and at the 12th week. The Consolidated Standards ofReporting Trials checklistwas used. In the 12thweek after discharge, patients in the intervention group showed a significant improvement in terms of symptom burden and health status compared with the control group.