Validity and reliability of the palliative care needs assessment tool in Japanese patients with heart failure

  • Published on 07/08/2024
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Daishiro Tatsuta1, Takuma Sato1, Toshiyuki Nagai 1, Jiro Koya1, Kotaro Nishino1, Seiichiro Naito1, Yoshifumi Mizuguchi1, Taro Temma1, Kiwamu Kamiya1, Hisashi Narita2, Kenkichi Tsuruga3, Toshihisa Anzai1

1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine Hokkaido University Sapporo Japan
2 Department of Psychiatry Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine Sapporo Japan
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine Sapporo Japan


Aims Although patients with heart failure (HF) frequently experience considerable symptom burden and require significant care, most HF patients do not receive timely intervention due to the absence of a standardized method for identifying those in need of palliative care. The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease‐Heart Failure (NAT: PD‐HF) assesses the palliative care needs of patients with HF. However, its validity and reliability have yet to be fully...


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