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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.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 24 July 2007
Keywords: self-knowledge, wellness motivation, cardiac rehabilitation

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Local EPrints ID: 142853
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/142853
PURE UUID: 8688ce2e-f0ca-4ec2-a4be-f66eb41bc791

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Date deposited: 01 Apr 2010 11:40
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 12:55

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Author: Julie Fleury

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