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Vol 7, No 3 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-10-10
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Hope in patients with congestive heart failure

Anna Ratajska
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(3):143-146.

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Vol 7, No 3 (2008)
Original articles
Published online: 2008-10-10

Abstract

Palliative care was for a long time connected with oncology and entire competence concerned the measures of treating symptoms relating to cancer. The most frequent symptoms of congestive heart failure resemble the symptoms in patients diagnosed with cancer and AIDS. They include: dyspnoea (60-88%), pain (63-80%), depression (9-36%), fear (49%), nausea (17-48%), mental disorientation (18-32%) and fatigue (69-82%). The subject of the research was to determine the level of hope in patients with congestive heart failure and compare it to the level of hope present with cardiological patients without heart failure, and healthy people.

Abstract

Palliative care was for a long time connected with oncology and entire competence concerned the measures of treating symptoms relating to cancer. The most frequent symptoms of congestive heart failure resemble the symptoms in patients diagnosed with cancer and AIDS. They include: dyspnoea (60-88%), pain (63-80%), depression (9-36%), fear (49%), nausea (17-48%), mental disorientation (18-32%) and fatigue (69-82%). The subject of the research was to determine the level of hope in patients with congestive heart failure and compare it to the level of hope present with cardiological patients without heart failure, and healthy people.
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Keywords

heart failure; hope; palliative care

About this article
Title

Hope in patients with congestive heart failure

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 7, No 3 (2008)

Pages

143-146

Published online

2008-10-10

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(3):143-146.

Keywords

heart failure
hope
palliative care

Authors

Anna Ratajska

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