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ACT-HF: Attention, Cognition and Self-Management in Heart Failure

2014-08-27 03:16:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Heart Failure

Location

University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60637

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Chicago

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:03-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.

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