The findings of this descriptive study of learned response to chronic illness over time of 291 persons having a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had attended a series of self-management classes demonstrated significant change in learned response over time. Self-help model variables that significantly contributed to the change were uncertainty, depression, enabling skill, self-efficacy, and self-worth. Uncertainty and depression decreased over time while enabling skill, self-efficacy, and self-worth increased. Subjects also demonstrated significant increased in self-help course tied variables of SLE knowledge and both the range and number of rest, relaxation, heat, and exercise activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Arthritis Care and Research|
|State||Published - 1991|
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