Relationships among health beliefs, self-efficacy, and exercise adherence in patients with coronary artery disease

D. Robertson, C. Keller

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Abstract

Management of the pathologic progression of coronary artery disease requires life-style changes in patients, but the level of compliance with medical recommendations is low. Critical care nurses have a unique opportunity to encourage patients to assume responsibility for their health care and life-style behavior. In this study we developed a model to identify the relationships among variables that explained adherence to a recommended exercise regimen. The variables studied included self-efficacy, perceived severity, barriers, benefits, and cues to action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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