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Ethics code: IR.UMSHA.REC.1401.224
Clinical trials code: IRCT20120215009014N430

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1- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
2- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences ,
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Background and Objectives: Heart failure is one of the most common chronic, progressive and debilitating heart disorders that has a destructive effect on self-care and quality of life of these patients. This study was conducted with the aim of Comparing the effects of self-care education by two in-person and virtual methods on Selfcare and quality of life among patients with heart failure.
Materials and Methods: This three-group clinical trial study was conducted with the participation of 120 patients with heart failure in Farshchian Hospital at Hamadan.Demographic, self-care and quality of life questionnaires of heart failure patients were completed by self-report before the intervention. The control group received only the routine training of the clinic, the in-person education group received self-care training in 4 one-hour group sessions, one day apart., and the virtual group received the same amount of education in the form of educational clip, and two months after intervention, the questionnaires were completed.
Results: The results showed that before the intervention, there was no statistically significant difference between the demographic variables, self-care and quality of life of the patients in the three groups (p > 0.05). After the intervention, no statistically significant difference was observed between the virtual and in-person education groups in terms of self-care and quality of life (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Both virtual and in-person education methods had the same effect on self-care and quality of life. If the conditions for in-person education are not available, virtual training can be substituted for it.
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2023/04/2 | Accepted: 2023/05/4

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