ACT-HF: Attention, Cognition and Self-Management in Heart Failure
This study is designed to determine if a relationship exists between problems with memory, attention, learning, insight and executive function and self management in heart failure.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||ACT-HF: Attention, Cognition and Self-Management in Heart Failure|
- Self-management of heart failure as measured by the Self-Care in Heart Failure Index [ Time Frame: at time of enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Duration of hospitalization(s) [ Time Frame: 90 days after enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Outpatients with heart failure, age 75 or less, left ventricular ejection fraction 40% or less, english speaking with no known dementia
Eligible participants are those 75 years of age or less, with left ventricular ejection fractions of 40% or less, english speaking and no known cognitive deficits. Participants will be administered the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status and the Controlled Oral Word Association test at the study visit. They will also be asked to complete the Self-Care in Heart Failure Index and the Anosognosia Questionnaire for Dementia at their convenience and mail back to investigator. Participants will be contacted in 90 days to determine if they have been hospitalized, and if so, for how many days.
|United States, Illinois|
|University of Chicago Medical Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Savitri E. Fedson, MD||University of Chicago|