The role of helplessness, outcome expectation for exercise and literacy in predicting disability and symptoms in older adults with arthritis.

@article{Bhat2010TheRO,
  title={The role of helplessness, outcome expectation for exercise and literacy in predicting disability and symptoms in older adults with arthritis.},
  author={Anita A Bhat and Darren A. Dewalt and Catherine R Zimmer and Bruce J. Fried and Leigh F. Callahan},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={73-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of outcome expectation for exercise (OEE), helplessness, and literacy on arthritis outcomes in 2 community-based lifestyle randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted in urban and rural communities with older adults with arthritis. METHODS Data from 391 participants in 2 RCTs were combined to examine associations of 2 psychosocial variables: helplessness and OEE, and literacy with arthritis outcomes. Arthritis outcomes namely, the Health Assessment… CONTINUE READING