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Cardiovascular Health in the News
Guidelines and Scientific Statements
European Society of Cardiology
August 27-31, 2016
Abstracts accepted December 10th, 2015 - February 14th, 2016
Heart Failure Society of America
September 17-20, 2016
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016
New Orleans, LA
November 13-15, 2016
Research, Educational and Practice Resources
Official site for the Self Care of Heart Failure Index.
This instrument was developed by Dr. Barbara Riegel over the past 2 decades. This instrument has strong psychometric support and is frequently used to measure self care in studies of patients with heart failure. This site offers a brief history of the instrument, the Self Care of Heart Failure Model upon which the instrument is based, the instrument, foreign language versions, directions for use and for scoring and information about adaptations of the instrument in development to measure self care in other patient populations. As this instrument is in the public domain, it may be accessed through this site and used without specific permission from Dr. Riegel, the developer of this instrument.
Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, CS, FAAN
Debra K. Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Online ISSN: 1550-5049
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Nursing 5/110
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems 65/123
Impact Factor: 2.172
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We would like to express our gratitude to our 2015 manuscript reviewers. Their dedication to the quality of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing is greatly appreciated. Our reviewers utilize their clinical and research experience to ensure that the highest quality manuscripts are available for our readers. This enables clinicians, researchers and educators to have access to the latest information and impacts the quality of care for individuals with cardiovascular disease. Thank you for your time, commitment, and your attention to detail.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our 2015 reviewers of the year:
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DeMaria, A.N. (2003). What constitutes a great review? Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 42(7), 1314-1315.
Moser, D.K., & Riegel, B. (2010). Elements of a great review.
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