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General self-efficiacy and health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction
Inst. of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; Centre for Person-Centred Care, University of Gothenburg; Dept of Nursing, Health and Culture, University West, Trollhättan.
Dept of Nursing, Health and Culture, University West, Trollhättan.
School of Health Sciences, University of Borås; Inst. of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2764-3095
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2012 (English)In: Psychology, Health & Medicine, ISSN 1354-8506, E-ISSN 1465-3966, Vol. 17, no 3, 346-355 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Fatigue after myocardial infarction (MI) has been found to be distressing. A person's self-efficacy will influence his/her health behavior and plays an active role in tackling illness consequences. This study investigated associations between fatigue, disturbed sleep, general self-efficacy, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of 145 respondents admitted to hospital for MI two years earlier. The aim was to identify the predictive value of general self-efficacy and to elucidate mediating factors between self-efficacy and HRQoL. General self-efficacy measured four months after MI was positively related to HRQoL after two years. In tests of indirect effects, fatigue meditated the effects between self-efficacy and the physical and the mental dimension of HRQoL, respectively. The indirect effect of disturbed sleep went through that of fatigue. To conclude, patients who suffer from post-MI fatigue may need support aimed at helping them increase their self-efficacy as well as helping them adapt to sleep hygiene principles and cope with fatigue, both of which will have positive influences on HRQoL.

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2012. Vol. 17, no 3, 346-355 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78066DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2011.608807ISI: 000306462000008OAI: diva2:531094

funding agencies|Centre for Person-Centred Care at University of Gothenburg (GPCC), Sweden||Swedish Government|2009-1088|University of Gothenburg, Sweden||

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