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The bases of goal setting in the self-regulation of hypertension.
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PMID:  16314387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We apply a new methodology to investigate goal setting by hypertensive patients that uncovers the reasons why people have a goal to manage hypertension or not (e.g. to reduce/maintain one's current blood pressure). The reasons are found to consist of superordinate goals in support of one's focal hypertension goal and the hierarchical mental network underlying the superordinate goals. We show that, not only do such superordinate goals influence patients' beliefs, feelings and decisions, but the relationships among superordinate goals are particularly efficacious in the formation of beliefs and attitudes, as well as intentions to self-regulate hypertension and actual efforts in doing so. Hypotheses were tested on a sample of 219 patients at a university-based hypertension clinic.
Stephanie D Taylor; Richard P Bagozzi; Caroline A Gaither; Kenneth A Jamerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-29     Completed Date:  2006-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Behavior Therapy
Behavioral Research
Blood Pressure / physiology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion / methods*
Hospitals, University
Hypertension / prevention & control*,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Prospective Studies
Psychometrics / instrumentation
Self Efficacy*

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