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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)



Thesis Committee Chairperson

Veronica Valazza DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC

Additional Advisor

Mary Rose Graham, BSN, MSN


This study aims to display the gap in heart failure patient social support and selfconfidence. The exploration of the way those with heart failure perceive the disease since their diagnosis is important to understand their compliance, behaviors, and communication that surround their disease. Heart failure adherence will be examined through the Conceptual Model for the Relationship of Social Networks and Social Support to Health. The Social Support Survey Instrument will assess the gaps in a participant’s emotional, tangible, affectionate support, and social interaction to manage their disease.