The aims of this study will be to evaluate the effect of motivational interviewing (MI) to
improve self-care in heart failure (HF) patients and caregiver contributions to HF self-care.
Also this study will evaluate the effect of MI on the following secondary outcomes: In HF
patients: HF somatic symptom perception, generic and specific quality of life, anxiety and
depression, sleep quality, mutuality with caregiver, hospitalizations, use of emergency
services, and mortality; In caregivers: generic quality of life, anxiety and depression,
mutuality with patient, preparedness, social support and sleep quality.