Exploring Self-Care and Family Caregiving among Older Adults with Heart Failure through an Intersectional Lens: Developing a Research Agenda, Network, and Partnerships

  • Allana, Saleema (PI)
  • Caceres, Billy B. (CoPI)
  • Clark, Alex (CoPI)
  • Code, Jillianne (CoPI)
  • Ezekowitz, Justin A. (CoPI)
  • Hankivsky, Olena O. (CoPI)
  • Holroyd-leduc, Jayna Marie J.M. (CoPI)
  • Lizotte, Daniel J D.J. (CoPI)
  • Mckelvie, Robert S R.S. (CoPI)
  • Moser, Debra D. (CoPI)
  • Norris, Colleen (CoPI)
  • Porter, Michelle Marie M.M. (CoPI)
  • Ross, Heather Joan H.J. (CoPI)
  • Schindel Martin, Lori J. L.J. (CoPI)
  • Smith, Maxwell M. (CoPI)

Project: Research

Project Details


Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump blood effectively. This is quite a common condition, especially among older adults, and it affects people from various social backgrounds. Daily management of heart failure is very important, which is mostly performed through self-care and family caregiving. Vulnerable groups of heart failure patients come across inequalities in the performance of self-care and family caregiving, which affects their health outcomes adversely. Therefore, it is important to explore how is self-care and family caregiving affected by a combination of social identities that seniors with heart failure carry. There is a lack of research in this area, and therefore, we need to develop a research agenda that outlines research priorities in this area of research. Also, we need to identify the relevant researchers from different fields, clinicians, and community and patient partners to undertake this important research. We are, therefore, proposing a virtual planning meeting to develop a research agenda, network, and partnerships for research in heart failure self-care and family caregiving, for patients with a combination of social identities. This will be an important starting point in improving heart failure self-care and family caregiving for vulnerable groups of older adults with heart failure.

Effective start/end date1/01/2331/12/23


  • Institute of Aging: $5,755.00


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