100%(24)24 out of 24 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 27 - 31 out of 35 pages.
Plan Evaluation [C.2.]To measure the effectiveness of the development of a heart failure support group for both patients and caregivers, identification of an evaluation plan is necessary. Evaluating stakeholder by-in is two-fold. First, the engagement of stakeholders will be seen by their participation in the development of the support group, including asking questions and giving suggestions. Another measure of stakeholder by-in is the willingness of their participation to recommend the support group to patients, agreeing to be a guest speaking, or even become a meeting facilitator. The most measurable evaluation of whether the logistic strategy is successful is being able to start
HEART FAILURE28meeting as a support group. There are many logistical aspects that must come together for a support group to take place. To measure how suitable the location, space, time, and group size, a survey will be given to group members. To measure whether the recruiting of members is successful with be to take attendance. Also an evaluation of the synergy of the group needs to be evaluated by the facilitator to determine if group members are listening and supportive. This can also be evaluated by maintaining group members from one meeting to the next. The best overall measure on how well a heart failure support group is working is to allow members to openly or privately share their feelings of how the group is helping them cope as a patient or caregiver.
HEART FAILURE29ReferencesAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-a). Causes of heart failure. Retrieved from -failure/causes-of-heart-failureAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-b). Classes of heart failure. Retrieved from -failureAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-c). Common tests for heart failure. Retrieved from -tests-for-heart-failureAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-d). Fact sheet: Affordability of health care. Retrieved from -public/@wcm/@adv/documents/downloadable/ucm_305231.pdfAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-e). Get with the guidelines – heart failure clinical tools. Retrieved from -guidelines/get-with-the-guidelines-heart-failure/get-with-the-guidelines-hf-clinical-tools-libraryAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-f). How can I improve my low ejection fraction? Retrieved from -can-i-improve-my-low-ejection-fractionAmerican Heart Association. (n.d.-g). Treatment options for heart failure. Retrieved from
HEART FAILURE30American Heart Association. (n.d.-h). Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure. Retrieved from -