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Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine  2021, Vol. 22 Issue (3): 853-864     DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2203091
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A qualitative meta-synthesis of patients with heart failure perceived needs
Martha Kyriakou1, 2, *(), Anastasia Samara2, Katerina Philippou1, Ioanna Lakatamitou3, Ekaterini Lambrinou1
1Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus
2Intensive Care Unit, Nicosia General Hospital, 2029 Nicosia, Cyprus
3American Medical Center, 2047 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Abstract:
Supportive care may have significant input into the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). Support, understanding and being treated as a whole and unique person are vital for patients with HF. In order to develop a person-centred program, it is important to know patients' needs from their perspectives. The aim of the current review and meta-synthesis was to explore the needs of patients with HF from their perspective. A qualitative review was conducted using the keywords: (''needs" OR "need") AND (''heart failure") AND (''qualitative") in four databases. Pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria were set. The 'Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative studies' item checklist was used to assess the research methodologies of the included studies. A ''thematic synthesis'' methodological approach was used: (1) Line by line coding of the findings from primary studies. (2) The resulting codes were organized into related areas thus building descriptive themes. (3) Analytical themes were developed. Eleven articles were included in the present review. The results from the meta-synthesis extracted five different categories covering patents' needs: Self-management, palliative care, supportive care, social support and continuing person-centred care. The need for continuing empowerment and support to meet those needs was also identified, revealing the core theme: 'Wind beneath my wings'. The meta-synthesis quotations highlighted the necessity for dynamic and interactive continuing person-centred care focusing on the ongoing patients' needs through the HF trajectory. Giving more emphasis to the human dimension and holistic approach of patients with HF, along with cardiology medicine development might be a key factor in improving clinical outcomes and health related quality of life.
Key words:  Heart failure      Needs assessment      Patient-centred      Person centred      Qualitative research     
Submitted:  25 May 2021      Revised:  22 July 2021      Accepted:  04 August 2021      Published:  24 September 2021     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Martha Kyriakou     E-mail:  martha_kyriakou@hotmail.com

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Martha Kyriakou, Anastasia Samara, Katerina Philippou, Ioanna Lakatamitou, Ekaterini Lambrinou. A qualitative meta-synthesis of patients with heart failure perceived needs. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2021, 22(3): 853-864.

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https://rcm.imrpress.com/EN/10.31083/j.rcm2203091     OR     https://rcm.imrpress.com/EN/Y2021/V22/I3/853

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