Advanced Biomedical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-

E-Health: The impact of social network on self care behavior in heart failure patients toward COVID-19 epidemic


Masoomeh Latifi1, Motahare Anvari Tafti2, Nasrin Davari Dolatabadi3, Zahra Rafiei4, Leili Allahbakhshian Farsani5 
1 PhD in Information Sciences and Knowledge Studies, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3 Associate Professor of Health Information Management, Department of Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
4 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
5 PhD in Knowledge and Information Sciences, Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Leili Allahbakhshian Farsani
Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Background: Patients with heart failure are one of the high-risk groups for coronary artery. Distance education of self-care behaviors can be effective in preventing the disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of social networks in explaining the awareness of cardiovascular patients' self-care behaviors toward COVID-19. Materials and Methods: In the present survey study, 227 patients with a history of heart failure were selected from Shahid Rajaei Hospital in Tehran by the available sampling method (May to July 2020). Data collection tools were the standard European Self-Care Behavior Questionnaire for heart failure and the Dorty Elizabeth Orem self-care model. Data were analyzed using SPSS Version 22. Results: The results of the Pearson correlation coefficient showed a positive and relatively strong linear relationship between the variable of the degree of persistence in the use of networks with the eight dimensions of self-care behavior except psychological emotion control (r = −0.39, P = 0.315). Furthermore, a significant weak inverse relationship between the dimension of “cooperation with physicians and treatment staff” (r = −0.22, P = 0.129). Moreover, psychological support (r = −0/034, P = 0.446) was observed with the use of networks. Multivariate regression analysis revealed that the type of activity and participation in networks has a greater share and effect in increasing the score of self-care behavior of 0.55. Conclusions: Since the use of networks has a positive effect on patients' self-care behavior, the use of these networks is recommended as a community-based approach in the health system and to improve health and health outcomes.


How to cite this article:
Latifi M, Anvari Tafti M, Davari Dolatabadi N, Rafiei Z, Allahbakhshian Farsani L. E-Health: The impact of social network on self care behavior in heart failure patients toward COVID-19 epidemic.Adv Biomed Res 2021;10:15-15


How to cite this URL:
Latifi M, Anvari Tafti M, Davari Dolatabadi N, Rafiei Z, Allahbakhshian Farsani L. E-Health: The impact of social network on self care behavior in heart failure patients toward COVID-19 epidemic. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 28 ];10:15-15
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