Wellness motivation in cardiac rehabilitation: The role of self-knowledge in cardiovascular risk modification


Fleury, Julie and Sedikides, Constantine (2007) Wellness motivation in cardiac rehabilitation: The role of self-knowledge in cardiovascular risk modification Research in Nursing & Health, 30, (4), pp. 373-384. (doi:10.1002/nur.20225).

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Understanding the factors that motivate behavioral change is central to health promotion efforts. We used qualitative descriptive methods in an effort to understand the role of self-knowledge in the process of risk factor modification. The sample consisted of 17 men and 7 women with diagnosed coronary heart disease, who were attempting to initiate and sustain programs of cardiovascular risk modification. Participants described self-knowledge in terms of three contextually situated patterns: representational, evaluative, and behavioral action. Results reinforce the motivational role of the self and highlight the importance of understanding dimensions of self-knowledge relevant to cardiovascular risk reduction.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/nur.20225
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Keywords: self-knowledge, wellness motivation, cardiac rehabilitation
ePrint ID: 142853
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24 July 2007Published
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 11:40
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:05
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/142853

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