A self-directed adherence management program for patients with heart failure completing combined aerobic and resistance exercise training

Kathleen Duncan, Bunny Pozehl, Joseph F. Norman, Melody Hertzog

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Abstract

This study measured the impact of the Exercise Adherence Management Program (EAMP) provided to 20 patients with heart failure (HF) who participated in a combined resistance and aerobic exercise training program during two 12-week phases. The EAMP included strategies designed to support exercise self-efficacy and adherence. Results indicate that an improvement in exercise self-efficacy occurred during the study period, whereas exercise adherence declined during the unsupervised phase. The highest rated adherence strategy for helpfulness and self-efficacy was group sessions. The study supports the use of adherence strategies based on self-efficacy in exercise programs for patients with HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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