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Table 1 Contents of the educational program

From: Transcultural adaptation and validation of the patient empowerment in long-term conditions questionnaire



Follow-up at discharge

Educational material

Individual educational sessions

Individual sessions (in-person, over the phone, virtual)

Guide for patients with HF

Heart failure and symptoms

Session 1 (2nd week) : Assess self-care, explain signs of alarm and flexible diet of diuretics

Diet: salt and liquids

Table of exercises

Weight control (meaning of sudden increase in weight)

Session 2 (4th week): reinforce information on diet habits (salt and liquids) and healthy habits

Notebook for weight control

Signs of alarm: identify signs of decompensation and prevent situations of risk

Session 3 (6th week) pharmacological treatment

Control of liquids intake

Pharmacological treatment: Effects, Doses and time of administration, Secondary effects, signs of intoxication or intolerance, Self-management of diuretics or Antihypertensive.

Session 4 (8th week): Assessment of knowledge on alarm signs, flexible diet of diuretics, diet (salt and liquids), healthy habits and medication

Promote giving up toxic habits

Exercise and rest