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DANTAS CAVALCANTI, Ana Carla et al. Website of heart failure as a proposal of education for health. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.34, pp.182-193. ISSN 1695-6141.

It is a study that proposes as an alternative of intervention of nursing the creation of a website, with educative information to heart failure patients. Objectives: To describe the process of the creation of the website and to validate the content by health professionals and patients. It was carried out a descriptive methodology with qualitative boarding divided in three phases: definition of content, structure and validation of the website. The general result of the evaluation of the professionals in the field of health showed the average score of 51.25 (93.18%), and for the patients the average score was 44.25 (98.33%). Therefore, it was classified as well elaborated and it achieved the proposed objectives. To conclude, it can be said that the website in an alternative of intervention to increase the acceptance of the treatment and to improve the quality of life of heart failure patients. In this way, the hospitalizations and the possible complications from the heart failure could be reduced through the diffusion of the information and the education of the population.

Keywords : heart failure; nursing care; site.

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