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  1. The importance of self-efficacy in cardiovascular risk factor change.

    Article - En anglais

    Subjects and design 

    The study was based on the total patient sample (n=110) ofa randomized controlled trial comparing two intervention methods advising cardiovascular high-risk men of lifestyle changes in general practice.

    Behaviour and risk factor changes during the one-year intervention study were analysed using multiple regression and logistic regression analyses with the above-mentioned independent variables.


    Twenty-two general practice centres in the county of Hordaland, western Norway.


    Self-efficacy ofincreased physical exercise was the only variable significantly related to exercise change.

    Age and self-efficacy were statistical significant predictors of smoking cessation success.

    None of the independent variables was statistically significantly related to blood pressure or cholesterol change.

    Educational level related negatively, although statistically insignificantly, with total risk change.


    The study confirms the importance of self-efficacy in both human behaviour and motivation for behaviour change.


    The objectives of the study were to explore the impact of possible predictors for cardiovascular risk behaviour change ; predictors such as education, age, self-efficacy, doctors'interpersonal skills, and number of appointments.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Mode de vie, Facteur risque, Evaluation, Intervention, Changement, Comportement, Motivation, Homme, Education santé, Prévention, Etude comparative, Norvège, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie, Etude en condition contrôlée

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Life style, Risk factor, Evaluation, Operation, Change, Behavior, Motivation, Human, Health education, Prevention, Comparative study, Norway, Europe, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease, Controlled environment study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0284969

    Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 16/11/1999.