Theory-based low-sodium diet education for heart failure patients

Darlene Welsh, Regina Marcinek, Demetrius Abshire, Terry A. Lennie, Martha Biddle, Brooke Bentley, Debra K. Moser

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Theory-based teaching strategies for promoting adherence to a low-sodium diet among patients with heart failure are presented in this article. The strategies, which are based on the theory of planned behavior, address patient attitude, subjective norm, and perceived control as patients learn how to follow a low-sodium diet. Home health clinicians can select a variety of the instructional techniques presented to meet individual patient learning needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-441
Number of pages10
JournalHome Healthcare Nurse
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Community and Home Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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