Monitoring of Body Weight for Heart Failure Patients: Variability of Weight and Self-Reporting

H. B. Jimison, M. Pavel

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Abstract

Monitoring of patients' weight has an important role in medical care. It has particular importance for the home management of patients with heart failure. The monitoring of daily weights plays a critical role in keeping their disease under control. In this study we explore the accuracy, inherent normal variability, and clinically significant changes in weight by observing daily weights in a sample of 44 patients with heart failure. Our analysis shows that self-reported weights are fairly reliable for the purposes of being able to detect early complications due to the heart failure disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3665-3668
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 21 2003

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Home health
  • Monitoring
  • Variability of measurements
  • Weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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