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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Annemarie
dc.contributor.authorKendall, S.
dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, Madeleine
dc.contributor.authorCottee, Michaela
dc.identifier.citationBrown , A , Kendall , S , Flanagan , M & Cottee , M 2014 , ' Encouraging patients to self-care - the preliminary development and validation of the VeLUSET(©) , a self-efficacy tool for venous leg ulcer patients, aged 60 years and over ' , International Wound Journal , vol. 11 , no. 3 , pp. 326-334 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2716918
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dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 24373556
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84900341102
dc.description.abstractVenous leg ulceration has a high recurrence rate. Patients with healed or frequently recurring venous ulceration are required to perform self-care behaviours to prevent recurrence or promote healing, but evidence suggests that many find these difficult to perform. Bandura's self-efficacy theory is a widely used and robust behaviour change model and underpins many interventions designed to promote self-care in a variety of chronic conditions. By identifying areas where patients may experience difficulty in performing self-care, interventions can be developed to strengthen their self-efficacy beliefs in performing these activities successfully. There are currently a variety of self-efficacy scales available to measure self-efficacy in a variety of conditions; but not a disease-specific scale for use with venous ulcer patients. The aim of this study, therefore, was to develop and validate a disease-specific, patient-focused self-efficacy scale for patients with healed venous leg ulceration. This scale will need further validation studies; however, it is ready for use in clinical practice and will enable practitioners to identify those patients who may need additional support in performing self-care activities to prevent recurrence.en
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Wound Journal
dc.subjectInstrument development
dc.subjectLikert scales
dc.subjectVenous leg ulcers
dc.titleEncouraging patients to self-care - the preliminary development and validation of the VeLUSET(©) , a self-efficacy tool for venous leg ulcer patients, aged 60 years and overen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionHealth, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHealthcare Management and Policy Research Unit
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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