Category: Research

Heart failure-related research posts.

Published on September 1st, 2014

Diuretic Therapy

Nurse-led community IV diuretics

Published on August 20th, 2014

Links to interesting articles

Currie, K., Barber, D., Spaling, M., Strachan, P. & Clark, A.M. (2012) Patient and caregivers self-care needs in relation to heart failure: developing guidance for patient care in the community. Available at:
Currie, K., Rideout, A., Lindsay, G. & Harkness, K. (2014) The association between mild cognitive

impairment and self-care in adults with chronic heart failure: a systematic review and narrative

synthesis (J Cardiovascular Nursing in press: April 2014)

Strachan PH, Currie K, Harkness K, Spaling M, Clark AM. (2014) Context matters in HF self-care: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Cardiac Failure (in press April 2014)

Clark AM, Spaling K, Harkness K, Spiers J, Strachan PH, Thompson DR, Currie K. (2014) Determinants of effective heart failure self-care: A systematic review of patients and caregivers perceptions Heart (on-line 18th February. DOI 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304852

Harkness K, Spaling M, Currie K, Strachan P, Clark AM. (2013) A systematic review of patient heart failure self-care strategies: Self -care process, adaptation and individualization. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing early on-line doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000118

Barber, D., Currie, K & Gardiner, B. (2011). Heart failure self-care behaviour in the West of Scotland: a descriptive study. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, Vol. 6(10), pp. 489-495.

Clark, A.M., Davidson, P., Currie, K., Karimi, M., Duncan, A.S. and Thompson, D.R. (2009). Understanding and Promoting Effective Self-Care during Heart Failure. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 12(1), pp. 1-9. Available at DOI 10.1007/s11936-009-0053-1

Published on August 20th, 2014
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Published on November 27th, 2013

Heart failure clinic article

The Heart Failure Clinic: A Consensus Statement of the Heart Failure Society of America