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Preoperative self-efficacy and postoperative behaviors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1416958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preoperative instruction has been found to decrease postoperative complications; however, the mechanisms through which preoperative instruction exerts its effects remain unknown. In this study, the relationship between preoperative self-efficacy and postoperative behaviors was investigated. Subjects were 68 cholecystectomy patients. Subjects' scores on the efficacy expectations subscale were related significantly to postoperative deep breathing, ambulation, and recall of expected events; scores on the outcome expectations subscale were related significantly to postoperative requests for pain medication. Self-efficacy theory provided a link between self perceptions and behavior and may be the mechanism through which preoperative instruction exerts its effects.
S L Oetker-Black; F Hart; J Hoffman; S Geary
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-29     Completed Date:  1992-10-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy / nursing*,  psychology
Health Behavior
Middle Aged
Nursing Evaluation Research
Patient Education as Topic / standards*
Postoperative Care / psychology*
Preoperative Care / psychology,  standards*
Self Care / psychology,  standards*

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