The purpose of this secondary anafysis was to identify what impact nursing approaches had on quality o f lifo over tone in a heart fodure population. The sample was those patients who were receiving home care for heart M ure. The theoretical framework was the King theory of goal attainment. This secondary analysis used data from the study ly Dr. Kay Setter Kline, Home Care Outcomes for Heart Failure: A Test of Two Nursing Interventions. The specific tools utilized were a demogr^hic tool and the Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index: Cardiac Version m. The subjects received nursing ^proaches fi-om graduate students at Grand Valley State University during eight scheduled sessions. The nursing ^proaches were developed utilizing the AHCPR guidelines for Heart Failure. Inq)rovements in quality o f life scores were found. Measurement of quality o f 1 ^ usmg the QLI was conçared from baseline, and at three and six month intervals, reflected inq)rovement in quality o f life (F = 29.907, p = 0.000). DEDICATIO
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