Objective To explore the effects of applying Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model (IMB) on the improvement of life quality for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Methods Totally 90 patients with CHF were selected By convenient sampling and divided into two groups based on random number table with 45 cases in each group. The control group received routine nursing care, while the experiment group received the nursing invention guided by the IMB besides the routine nursing care. The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) was used to evaluate the CHF patients1 improvment status of their life quality before and after intervention. Results Before intervention, there were not statistical differences between the experimental group(65.11 ± 11.31) and control group(66.05 ± 14.72) in terms of their life quality (P > 0.05). After intervention, the score from MLHFQ in the experiment group (50.99 ± 14.56) was lower than the control group (58.57 ± 12.95) with statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusions The application of IMB model can effectively improve life quality of CHF patients.
Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing
Quality of life
Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model