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In 2016-2017 I conducted a qualitative study to understand the role of numeracy in the management of heart failure. One major finding of this study was that the majority of patients with heart failure rely on caregivers, both paid (home health aides) and unpaid (family and relatives) to carry out heart failure self-care tasks, such as weighing...

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Visual impairment is common in adults and its prevalence increases with advancing age. Visual impairment among older adults is associated with functional decline, physical disability, poor overall health and social limitations. Despite the fact that older adults with heart failure are often required to read medication and food labels, use a...

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The goal of this qualitative study was to understand the perspectives that adults with heart failure have about numerical concepts and instructions integral to HF self-care.  We conducted one-on-one, semi-structured interviews with 30 patients with heart failure from December 2016 to March 2017 at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (...

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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. ...