Further evidence of importance of self-efficacy

Hundreds of studies have shown self-efficacy is important in performing an action or activity (exercise, taking medication, doing a HEP, quitting smoking, etc).  Here is another from an Open Access journal about how SE, social support, and physical exercise is important in functional health:

Lachman ME, Agrigoroaei S (2010) Promoting Functional Health in Midlife and Old Age: Long-Term Protective Effects of Control Beliefs, Social Support, and Physical Exercise. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13297. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013297

How do you promote your patient’s self-efficacy?

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