Margaret Lau-Walker

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OBJECTIVES To assess the measures of illness representation components in predicting measures of self-efficacy in patients with coronary heart disease. DESIGN A longitudinal design was adopted with predictor variables and dependent variables (general self-efficacy, diet self-efficacy and exercise self-efficacy) measured twice while participants were in(More)
PURPOSE This paper analyses the two prominent psychological theories of patient response--illness representation and self-efficacy--and explore the possibilities of the development of a conceptual individualized care model that would make use of both theories. METHODS Analysis of the literature established common themes that were used as the basis to form(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to assess the association between coronary heart disease patients' illness beliefs and their self-efficacy 3 years after hospital discharge. BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation guidelines recommend that both the illness representation model and the concept of self-efficacy are relevant frameworks for developing(More)
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