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Perceptions regarding smartphone based self-care in patients with chronic heart failure : A focus group interview

만성 심부전 환자의 스마트폰을 활용한 자가관리에 대한 인식 : 포커스 그룹 인터뷰 적용

  • Received : 2018.07.30
  • Accepted : 2018.09.20
  • Published : 2018.09.28

Abstract

This study is a qualitative study using focus group interview to explore the perception regarding smartphone use for adhering to self-care in chronic heart failure patients. Eleven patients who were diagnosed with heart failure were included. Three focus groups were held with heart failure patients at an outpatient cardiac care center. The focus group discussions were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using the method of constant comparative analysis. The 12 sub-themes were categorized into 'perception of smartphone use', 'Barriers to smartphone use', and 'Facilitators to smartphone use'. We found that the need to design tailored the messages or health information based on individual preferences. Our findings will be used to develop or design a smartphone based self-care program for patients with heart failure.

Keywords

Heart failure;Patient;Self-care;Smart phone;Focus group

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)