Predictors of general activity 8 weeks after cardiac surgery.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ruiz, BA; Dibble, SL; Gilliss, CL; Gortner, SR

Published Date

  • May 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 65

PubMed ID

  • 1642486

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0897-1897

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0897-1897(05)80014-x


  • eng