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Patient Educ Couns. 2004 Oct;55(1):114-20.

Effect of education on self-efficacy of Turkish patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Fundamentals of Nursing Department, Nursing College of Atatürk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey. magfiret@atauni.edu.tr

Abstract

This study was designed to compare the effect of structured education on self-efficacy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was carried out with an experimental group on which a structured education was provided, and a control group on which only educational advice was provided. There were 30 patients in both groups. Control and experimental group measurements were obtained on the COPD Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES). There was a significant difference between control group and experimental group scores on the CSES. Self-efficacy, as it affects managing or avoiding breathing difficulty, was measured before and after the structured education program and the nursing care. Patients' self-efficacy scores significantly improved after the structured education and remained significantly improved 1-month later. Standard nursing care alone was also effective in significantly improving self-efficacy scores, but patients' scores 1-month later were not significantly better than pre-program scores. This study indicates that a planned education program that is more effective in improving self-efficacy in patients with COPD.

PMID:
15476998
DOI:
10.1016/j.pec.2003.08.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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