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Effectiveness of the European Society of Cardiology/Heart Failure Association website 'heartfailurematters.org' and an e-health adjusted care pathway in patients with stable heart failure: results of the 'e-Vita HF' randomized controlled trial.

Effectiveness of the European Society of Cardiology/Heart Failure Association website 'heartfailurematters.org' and an e-health adjusted care pathway in patients with stable heart failure: results of the 'e-Vita HF' randomized controlled trial.
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Effectiveness of the European Society of Cardiology/Heart Failure Association website 'heartfailurematters.org' and an e-health adjusted care pathway in patients with stable heart failure: results of the 'e-Vita HF' randomized controlled trial.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2018 Nov 28;:

Authors: Wagenaar KP, Broekhuizen BDL, Jaarsma T, Kok I, Mosterd A, Willems FF, Linssen GCM, Agema WRP, Anneveldt S, Lucas CMHB, Mannaerts HFJ, Wajon EMCJ, Dickstein K, Cramer MJ, Landman MAJ, Hoes AW, Rutten FH

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Efficient incorporation of e-health in patients with heart failure (HF) may enhance health care efficiency and patient empowerment. We aimed to assess the effect on self-care of (i) the European Society of Cardiology/Heart Failure Association website 'heartfailurematters.org' on top of usual care, and (ii) an e-health adjusted care pathway leaving out 'in person' routine HF nurse consultations in stable HF patients.
METHODS AND RESULTS: In a three-group parallel-randomized trial in stable HF patients from nine Dutch outpatient clinics, we compared two interventions ( heartfailurematters.org website and an e-health adjusted care pathway) to usual care. The primary outcome was self-care measured with the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale. Secondary outcomes were health status, mortality, and hospitalizations. In total, 450 patients were included. The mean age was 66.8 ± 11.0 years, 74.2% were male, and 78.8% classified themselves as New York Heart Association I or II at baseline. After 3 months of follow-up, the mean score on the self-care scale was significantly higher in the groups using the website and the adjusted care pathway compared to usual care (73.5 vs. 70.8, 95% confidence interval 0.6-6.2; and 78.2 vs. 70.8, 95% confidence interval 3.8- 9.4, respectively). The effect attenuated, until no differences after 1 year between the groups. Quality of life showed a similar pattern. Other secondary outcomes did not clearly differ between the groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Both the heartfailurematters.org website and an e-health adjusted care pathway improved self-care in HF patients on the short term, but not on the long term. Continuous updating of e-health facilities could be helpful to sustain effects.
CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov ID NCT01755988.

PMID: 30485612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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