Predictors of general activity 8 weeks after cardiac surgery.
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In this secondary analysis, the influence of mood states and self-efficacy beliefs on recovery of general activities 8 weeks after cardiac surgery were investigated. Study data were taken from a randomized clinical trial with 156 subjects who were either in an efficacy enhancement nursing care group (n = 75) or in a routine care group (n = 81). It was found that self-efficacy beliefs at time of hospitalization regarding ability to resume general activities after discharge, measured tension/anxiety at 4 weeks after surgery, and experimental group status explained 21% of the variation in self-reported recovery at 8 weeks.
Ruiz, BA; Dibble, SL; Gilliss, CL; Gortner, SR
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