Self-regulation of health behavior: the "take PRIDE" program

Health Educ Q. Fall 1992;19(3):341-54. doi: 10.1177/109019819201900306.


Social cognitive theory, in particular, the construct of self-regulation was the basis for developing an educational program for older adults with heart disease. This paper discusses the theoretical principles utilized and describes the program activities based on them. Data from an evaluation conducted with 246 older heart patients who took part in the education are used to illustrate how social cognitive theory constructs operated empirically.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cognition
  • Health Behavior*
  • Heart Diseases / prevention & control
  • Heart Diseases / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychological Theory*
  • Self Care / psychology*