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Using a theoretical approach to identify factors influencing adherence to an exercise programme for adults with venous leg ulcers

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O'Brien, JA and Finlayson, K and Kerr, G and Shortridge-Baggett, L and Edwards, H, Using a theoretical approach to identify factors influencing adherence to an exercise programme for adults with venous leg ulcers, Journal of Health Psychology pp. 1-10. ISSN 1359-1053 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105316656241

Abstract

This study assessed the relationships between self-efficacy, outcome expectations, fear-avoidance beliefs and adherence to an exercise for a home-based exercise programme for adults with venous leg ulcers. Patients (n=63) were randomised to receive either an intervention or usual care group. Of those in the exercise intervention group, 59per cent adhered to the exercise protocol more than 75per cent of the time. There was a significant relationship between self-efficacy and outcome expectations, and both of these constructs were significantly related to adherence to the leg exercise programme. Adherence significantly correlated with wound healing indicating a possible pathway to healing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adherence, behavioural medicine, exercise, social cognitive theory, venous leg ulcers
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:O'Brien, JA (Dr Jane O'Brien)
ID Code:109994
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-07-11
Last Modified:2017-01-30
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