Predictors of general activity 8 weeks after cardiac surgery

Appl Nurs Res. 1992 May;5(2):59-65. doi: 10.1016/s0897-1897(05)80014-x.


In this secondary analysis, the influence of mood states and self-efficacy beliefs on recovery of general activities 8 weeks after cardiac surgery were investigated. Study data were taken from a randomized clinical trial with 156 subjects who were either in an efficacy enhancement nursing care group (n = 75) or in a routine care group (n = 81). It was found that self-efficacy beliefs at time of hospitalization regarding ability to resume general activities after discharge, measured tension/anxiety at 4 weeks after surgery, and experimental group status explained 21% of the variation in self-reported recovery at 8 weeks.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Affect
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / nursing
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / psychology
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / rehabilitation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Self Care