The impact of mobile applications on the self-care of people with heart failure
a systematic review of the literature
Keywords:heart failure, mobile applications, self care
Introduction: Heart failure is a chronic and progressive disease, with high rates of hospital readmission, mortality and morbidity. As a chronic disease, it is essential that people adopt self-care practices to manage their disease more effectively. Digital health technologies, such as mobile applications, can work as facilitators for the self-care of people with heart failure.
Objective: Identify the efficacy of mobile applications in the improvement of self-care in people with heart failure.
Methods: Systematic review of the literature from the electronic databases - CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE Complete and SciELO carried out in january 2021. Articles published between may 2015 and december 2020 are considered.
Results: The research resulted in 67 articles, and 7 of them were included in this review. The use of mobile applications led to improvements in the self-care of the participants from the various studies analysed.
Conclusion: The results suggest that the use of mobile applications is effective in improving self-care in cases of heart failure.
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