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The role of informal carers in the diagnostic process of heart failure: a secondary qualitative analysis

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Background Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical syndrome, particularly in older people, and symptoms can develop gradually. The aim of this study was to explore the role of informal carers in the HF diagnostic process.

Methods Secondary analysis of qualitative interviews with 16 participants with a new diagnosis of HF. Original interviews were conducted in the participant’s home, with carers present in some cases. Interview transcripts were re-an...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12872-019-1075-6

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders More from this journal
Volume:
19
Article number:
92
Publication date:
2019-04-23
Acceptance date:
2019-04-10
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1471-2261
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pubs:991792
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uuid:24dbc723-7ad4-4d19-9fac-1a84b8e0609f
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991792
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2019-04-16

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