Self-efficacy contributes to understanding of post-intervention physical activity maintenance in patients with hip osteoarthritis

Estudo explorou o impacto da auto-eficácia na manutenção pós-intervenção de atividade física (PA) em pacientes com osteoartrite do quadril. 
This study explored the impact of self-efficacy on post-intervention physical activity (PA) maintenance in patients with hip osteoarthritis. The effects of 4 months supervised exercise in patients with hip osteoarthritis on physical activity and self-efficacy were analysed. Compared to PA non-maintainers (n = 9; 17%) maintainers (n = 31; 60%) had improved in self-efficacy from baseline to 12 months. Experiences of possessing required skills, inspiration by other participants, encouragement from physical therapists and altered interpretations of PA-induced physiological conditions contributed to increased self-efficacy and PA maintenance. Moreover, experienced symptoms, exercise outcome expectations and obligation towards the study influenced maintenance. Practitioners may benefit from incorporating the self-efficacy theory in the planning and execution of exercise interventions to promote post-intervention physical activity maintenance and long term health benefits.

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