Feature Article| Volume 18, ISSUE 2, P172-178, February 2022

Self-Care Management Education Through Health Coaching for Heart Failure Patients

Published:November 12, 2021DOI:


      • Structured patient education combined with health coaching improves self-care maintenance and self-care management in patients hospitalized with heart failure.
      • Health coaching through face-to-face interaction allows nurse practitioners to interpret patients’ nonverbal communication more easily as they interact with the patients.
      • During health coaching sessions, patients often take more initiative in conducting self-care according to their own needs.
      • The follow-up of patients with heart failure postdischarge should be conducted within the first 7 to 10 days.


      Self-care management education is 1 of the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology given to reduce the readmission rate of patients with heart failure (HF). As 1 of the methods of the educational approach, health coaching has a positive potential in making education effective so that it will improve patient outcomes. This study aimed to identify the effect of self-care management education with health coaching methods on the 30-day readmission rate and outcomes of patients with HF. Providing self-care management education by health coaching may help improve self-care and positively affect outcomes of patients with HF.


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      Eli Zuraida, MN, is a cardiac nurse in the cardiac center of Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital in Makassar, Indonesia, and a student of the Postgraduate Nursing Program, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia.


      Andi Masyitha Irwan, RN, MAN, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Gerontological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hasanuddin University and can be reached at [email protected]


      Elly Lilianty Sjattar, RN, is the head of the Postgraduate Nursing Program, Faculty of Nursing, Hasanuddin University.