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General self-efficacy and health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
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2012 (English)In: Psychology, Health & Medicine, ISSN 1354-8506, E-ISSN 1465-3966, Vol. 17, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

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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Routledge , 2012. Vol. 17, no 3
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disturbed sleep, fatigue, myocardial infarction
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1436DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2011.608807ISI: 000306462000008PubMedID: 22292865Local ID: 2320/11777OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1436DiVA, id: diva2:869493
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