SC-CHDI (English) V2.2

Translated by

Victoria V. Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Director, Pless Center for Research
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
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New York, NY 10010
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Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Professor and Edith Clemmer Steinbright Chair of Gerontology

University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
briegel@nursing.upenn.edu
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SELF-CARE OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE INVENTORY

 (SC-CHDI V2.1)

All answers are confidential.

Think about how you have been feeling in the last month or since we last spoke as you complete these items.

 

SECTION A:

Listed below are common instructions given to persons with heart disease. How routinely do you do the following?

 

 

Never or rarely

 

Sometimes

 

Always or daily

1.             Keep doctor or nurse appointments?

1

2

3

4

5

2.        Take aspirin or other blood thinner?

1

2

3

4

5

3.             Check your blood pressure?

1

2

3

4

5

4.        Exercise for 30 minutes?

1

2

3

4

5

5.             Take your medicines as prescribed?

1

2

3

4

5

6.        Ask for low fat items when eating out or visiting others?

1

2

3

4

5

7.             Use a system to help you remember your medicines? For example, use a pill box or reminders.

1

2

3

4

5

8.        Eat fruits and vegetables?

1

2

3

4

5

9.             Avoid cigarettes and/or smokers?

1

2

3

4

5

10. Try to lose weight or control your body weight?

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 


 

SECTION B:

Heart disease may appear as chest pain, chest pressure, burning, heaviness, shortness of breath, or fatigue. The last time you had these symptoms …
 

 

 

Have not had symptoms

I did not recognize the symptoms

Not Quickly

 

Somewhat Quickly

 

Very Quickly

1.      … how quickly did you recognize them as symptoms of heart disease?

N/A

0

1

2

3

4

5

 

Listed below are actions that people with heart disease use. If you have symptoms, how likely are you to try one of these actions?

 

 

Not Likely

 

Somewhat Likely

 

Very Likely

2.       Change your activity level (slow down, rest)

1

2

3

4

5

3.      Take nitroglycerin (If you do not have nitroglycerin prescribed, skip this item)

1

2

3

4

5

4.      Call your doctor or nurse for guidance

1

2

3

4

5

5.      Take an aspirin

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

Think of an action you tried the last time you had symptoms of heart disease 
                                                                                                       (circle one number)

 

I did not do anything

Not Sure

 

Somewhat Sure

 

Very Sure

6.      How sure were you that the action helped or did not help?

0

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

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