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Table 2 The comparison of EHFScBS-9 scores in the two groups before and after intervention

From: Effectiveness of a PRECEDE-based education intervention on quality of life in elderly patients with chronic heart failure

Items Before intervention After intervention
Intervention group Control group t p Intervention group Control group t p
I weigh myself every day 3.90 ± 1.01 4.13 ± 0.72 1.103 0.315 2.03 ± 1.19 3.39 ± 1.02 4.793 0.000
If shortness of breath increases, I contact my doctor or nurse 2.29 ± 1.10 2.55 ± 1.00 0.968 0.337 1.55 ± 0.77 2.23 ± 0.81 3.392 0.001
If legs/feet are more swollen, I contact doctor or nurse 2.65 ± 1.05 2.45 ± 1.06 0.722 0.473 1.61 ± 0.72 2.74 ± 0.89 5.493 0.000
If I gain weight, I contact doctoror nurse 3.90 ± 1.14 3.58 ± 1.03 1.174 0.245 2.03 ± 0.98 3.03 ± 1.08 3.814 0.000
I limit the amount of fluids 3.19 ± 1.28 3.06 ± 1.53 0.418 0.678 2.29 ± 1.04 2.97 ± 1.20 2.380 0.021
If I experience fatigue, I contact doctor or nurse 2.90 ± 1.11 3.19 ± 1.67 1.005 0.319 2.29 ± 0.86 3.06 ± 0.85 3.549 0.001
I eat low-salt diet 2.84 ± 1.00 2.74 ± 0.82 0.417 0.618 1.71 ± 0.59 2.77 ± 1.09 4.797 0.000
I take my medication as prescribed 2.06 ± 1.18 1.90 ± 1.08 0.562 0.576 1.16 ± 0.37 1.87 ± 0.99 3.729 0.000
I exercise regularly 2.65 ± 1.05 2.61 ± 1.20 0.113 0.911 2.19 ± 1.05 2.48 ± 1.09 1.069 0.289
Total scores 26.39 ± 4.81 26.23 ± 4.33 0.139 0.890 16.87 ± 3.34 24.55 ± 3.93 8.282 0.000