[Self-efficacy as a mediator for improvement in oral health clinical indices].

@article{Souza2002SelfefficacyAA,
  title={[Self-efficacy as a mediator for improvement in oral health clinical indices].},
  author={Gislaine Afonso de Souza and Angela Maria Monteiro Da Silva and Rog{\'e}rio Galv{\~a}o},
  journal={Pesquisa odontologica brasileira = Brazilian oral research},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          57-62
        }
}
The concept of self-efficacy (SE) was developed by BANDURA, in 1977. SE has been widely utilized in health care and has shown to be a powerful predictor in various domains of behavior such as in smoking cessation, weight control and participation in programs of disease prevention. This study investigated if a psychosocial intervention fosters improvements in clinical indices in patients who are about to receive dental treatment. It was predicted that the experimental group (EG) would show a… CONTINUE READING

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