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Although cognitive impairment is a common comorbid condition among patients with heart failure, its true prevalence is unknown. To address shortcomings of prior studies, in this study, we will estimate the prevalence of cognitive impairment among patients hospitalized with incident HF in REGARDS, a large, racially diverse prospective cohort. ...

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While the prevalence of hearing loss has been investigated in the adult population at large, little research has examined hearing loss in the context of heart failure, a disease which afflicts older adults with multiple geriatric and cardiovascular comorbidities.  Using data from the 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 waves of the National Health and...

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While the role of health numeracy has been investigated in other chronic diseases, little research has examined numeracy in the context of heart failure (HF) outcomes. This is the first study to examine the effect of numeracy, alongside other socio-cognitive factors, on 30-day readmission risk among patients hospitalized with acute...

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Title: Patients' and providers' views on the causes and consequences of healthcare fragmentation

Description: This is a qualitative study that will elicit patients' and providers' views on the causes and consequences of healthcare fragmentation in the ambulatory setting. Data collection will take place at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine...

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Lay Summary

Educating patients with chronic diseases about their condition and its treatment is a central component of a physician’s role. In order for patients to be able to follow doctors’ recommendations and instructions, it is essential that they remember and understand what they are told. However, patients often...