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How do SYMPtoms and management tasks in chronic heart failure imPACT a person's life (SYMPACT)? Protocol for a mixed‐methods study

How do SYMPtoms and management tasks in chronic heart failure imPACT a person's life (SYMPACT)? Protocol for a mixed‐methods study
How do SYMPtoms and management tasks in chronic heart failure imPACT a person's life (SYMPACT)? Protocol for a mixed‐methods study
Aims
Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) struggle to follow self‐care plans, which may lead to worsening illness and poor quality of life. Burden of treatment (BoT) describes this workload and its impact on patients' lives. Suggesting the balance between a patient's treatment workload and their capability to manage it is crucial. If BoT is reduced, self‐care engagement and quality of life may improve. This article describes the SYMPACT study design and methods used to explore how symptoms and management tasks impact CHF patients' lives.

Methods and results
We used a sequential exploratory mixed‐methods design to investigate the interaction between symptoms and BoT in CHF patients.

Conclusions
If symptoms and BoT are intrinsically linked, then the high level of symptoms experienced by CHF patients may lead to increased treatment burden, which likely decreases patients' engagement with self‐care plans. SYMPACT may identify modifiable factors to improve CHF patients' experience.
2055-5822
4472-4477
Austin, Rosalynn C.
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Schoonhoven, Lisette
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Richardson, Alison
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Kalra, Paul R.
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May, Carl R.
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Austin, Rosalynn C.
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Schoonhoven, Lisette
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Richardson, Alison
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Kalra, Paul R.
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May, Carl R.
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Austin, Rosalynn C., Schoonhoven, Lisette, Richardson, Alison, Kalra, Paul R. and May, Carl R. (2020) How do SYMPtoms and management tasks in chronic heart failure imPACT a person's life (SYMPACT)? Protocol for a mixed‐methods study. ESC Heart Failure, 7 (6), 4472-4477. (doi:10.1002/ehf2.v7.6).

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Abstract

Aims
Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) struggle to follow self‐care plans, which may lead to worsening illness and poor quality of life. Burden of treatment (BoT) describes this workload and its impact on patients' lives. Suggesting the balance between a patient's treatment workload and their capability to manage it is crucial. If BoT is reduced, self‐care engagement and quality of life may improve. This article describes the SYMPACT study design and methods used to explore how symptoms and management tasks impact CHF patients' lives.

Methods and results
We used a sequential exploratory mixed‐methods design to investigate the interaction between symptoms and BoT in CHF patients.

Conclusions
If symptoms and BoT are intrinsically linked, then the high level of symptoms experienced by CHF patients may lead to increased treatment burden, which likely decreases patients' engagement with self‐care plans. SYMPACT may identify modifiable factors to improve CHF patients' experience.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 August 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 September 2020
Published date: December 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 446262
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446262
ISSN: 2055-5822
PURE UUID: 1efb3e55-2c5a-4112-b5fa-8f215b105edb
ORCID for Rosalynn C. Austin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8274-4836
ORCID for Lisette Schoonhoven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7129-3766
ORCID for Alison Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3127-5755
ORCID for Carl R. May: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0451-2690

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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2021 17:30
Last modified: 02 Sep 2022 01:51

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Author: Rosalynn C. Austin ORCID iD
Author: Paul R. Kalra
Author: Carl R. May ORCID iD

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