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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HOLISTIC NURSING AND MIDWIFERY   SPRING-SUMMER 2012 , Volume 22 , Number 1 (67); Page(s) 1 To 8.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERCEPTION OF ILLNESS AND GENERAL SELF-EFFICACY IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  HOSEINZADEH T., PARYAD A., ASIRI SH., KAZEMNEZHAD LEILI E.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: Coronary artery disease is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases. Promotion of general self-efficacy after a cardiovascular event is the outcome that plays a pivotal role in increasing rehabilitation skills to modify healthy behaviors. Having desirable illness perception may have promoted this capability.
Objective: This study aims to determine the relationship between perception of illness and general self-efficacy in coronary artery disease patients.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 195 patients with coronary artery disease, chosen by simple sampling method, were asked to complete questionnaires of perception of illness and general self efficacy. Chi-square test was used to assess the relationship between dependent and independent variables and associated factors in coronary artery disease patients' general self-efficacy.
Results: Findings of this study revealed that 74.9% of samples had desirable general self-efficacy. In most cases (73.8%) the level of perception of illness was satisfactory. Survey of variables indicated a significant relationship between perception of illness and age, level of education, occupation status, and previous training regarding self-care. General self-efficacy was significantly related to age, gender, marital status, education level, diagnosis of cardiac disease, living conditions, occupation status, previous training regarding self-care (p<0.05). In addition chi-square test indicated that there was a significant correlation between perception of illness and general self-efficacy in coronary artery disease patients.
Conclusion: Designing clinical educational programs and nursing interventions is effective in improving illness perception and also promotion of patients' general self-efficacy for better self-care.

 
Keyword(s): SELF-EFFICACY, PERCEPTION, CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
 
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