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The relationship between socioeconomic status and self-care in patients with heart failure: The role of illness related worries mediator
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Introduction: Heart failure as a chronic disease is a growing problem in communities. Socioeconomic status and illness related worries are two important factors in the self-care of patients. So the aim of this study is to determine the correlation between socioeconomic status and self-care in patients with heart failure: The role of illness related worries mediator.  
Methods: This descriptive - correlational study is conducted on heart failure patients in Tabriz, Iran in 2016. 149 patients are selected through convince sampling method. For data collection, a demographic information questionnaire, “European Heart Failure Self-Care Behavior Scale”, “Illness-Related Worries Questionnaire (IRWQ)”, and “Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status scale” are used. The validity and reliability are measured in previous study. Data is analyzed by SPSS 21and Sobel test.
Results: There is a significant correlation between socioeconomic status and self-care (r=-0.729, p <0.01). Illness related worries in the relationship between socioeconomic status and self-care were mediated through Soubel's test (Sobel test= -4.89, p <0.01).
Conclusion: Illness related worries is as a mediator and also a bridge between socioeconomic status and self-care. It is suggested that nurses, health psychologists and doctors consider these variables in primary priorities of self-care education.
Keywords: Heart failure, socioeconomic status, Self-care, Illness related worries.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/9 | Accepted: 2018/07/9 | Published: 2018/07/9
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The relationship between socioeconomic status and self-care in patients with heart failure: The role of illness related worries mediator. NPWJM. 2018; 5 (17) :5-12
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