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Int J Nurs Stud. 1996 Jun;33(3):259-70.

Effects of Orem-based nursing intervention on nutritional self-care of myocardial infarction patients.

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School of Nursing, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of nursing care based on Orem's nursing theory on nutritional self-care of myocardial infarction patients. Self-efficacy was explored as a disposition which may motivate behavioral change. One hundred and four subjects were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups. The nursing intervention, which took place during the first 6 weeks following hospital discharge, was effective in supporting healthy low-fat eating behavior. Nursing care influenced patients' self-care agency but lacked impact on self-efficacy for healthy eating.

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