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Randomised controlled trial
A nurse-facilitated cognitive behavioural self-management programme for heart failure is no more cost effective than usual CBT care
  1. Peter A Coventry1,
  2. Nicola Small1,2
  1. 1NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK;
  2. 2Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Peter Coventry, University of Manchester, NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester M13 9PL, UK; peter.a.coventry{at}manchester.ac.uk

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Implications for practice and research

  • Using nurses to facilitate a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self-management intervention for heart failure patients is no more cost-effective than a CBT manual alone.

  • CBT self-management for heart failure patients may be more effectively delivered as part of collaborative care but this needs to be confirmed in future trials.

Context

Heart failure is a common long-term condition affecting many people in the UK.1 It is a leading cause of hospital admissions …

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