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  1. Ruiz, B. A. and Dibble, S. L. and Gilliss, C. L. and Gortner, S. R., Predictors of general activity 8 weeks after cardiac surgery., Applied nursing research : ANR, vol. 5 no. 2 (May, 1992), pp. 59-65, ISSN 0897-1897
    (last updated on 2011/01/30)

    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.

    Activities of Daily Living* • Adaptation, Psychological* • Affect • Cardiac Surgical Procedures • Female • Humans • Male • Middle Aged • Patient Education as Topic • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic • Self Care • nursing • psychology • rehabilitation* • standards