Self-efficacy is posited in social cognitive theory as fundamental to behavior change.
Few health behavior studies have examined self-efficacy prospectively, viewed it as part of a reciprocal behavioral process, or compared self-efficacy beliefs in the same population across different behaviors.
This article first discusses self-efficacy in its theoretical context and reviews the available prospective studies.
Second, it explores self-efficacy as a predictor of disease management behaviors in 570 older women with heart disease.
Although the Rz statistics in each case were modest, the construct is shown to be a statistically significant (p<. 05) predictor at both 4 and 12 months postbaseline of several disease management behaviors : using medicine as prescribed, getting adequate exercise, managing stress, and following a recommended diet.
Building self-efficacy is likely a reasonable starting point for interventions aiming to enhance heart disease management behaviors of mature female patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Maladie, Personne âgée, Homme, Evolution, Efficacité personnelle, Autorégulation, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Modèle théorique, Théorie cognitive, Cognition sociale, Croyance, Traitement, Epidémiologie, Education santé, Changement comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Disease, Elderly, Human, Evolution, Self efficacy, Self regulation, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Theoretical model, Cognitive theory, Social cognition, Belief, Treatment, Epidemiology, Health education, Behavior change
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Cote : 99-0128664
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 16/11/1999.