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Middle Range Nursing Theory of Self-efficacy
Dr. Resnick is Associate Professor at the University of
Maryland School of Nursing and holds a combined clinical
faculty position as a geriatric nurse practitioner at
Roland Park Place, both in Baltimore. Dr. Resnick is also
actively engaged in a research program that focuses on
motivation, particularly motivating older adults to engage in
health behaviors such as exercise. She is currently the
Principal Investigator on an NIA-funded study testing the
effectiveness of the Exercise Plus Program in older women who
have had a hip fracture.
Self Efficacy - The Theory of
Self-efficacy states that self-efficacy expectations and
outcome expectations are not only influenced by behavior, but
also by verbal encouragement, physiological sensations and
exposure to role models or self-modeling. (Information from
Exercise for Older Adults: What to Prescribe & How to Motivate
- Barbara Resnick, PhD,
Caring for the Ages,
January 2003; Vol. 4 No. 1, p. 8-12.
Medical Directors Association.
Evaluating the components of the Exercise Plus Program:
rationale, theory and implementation
Co-author. Resnick B.
Testing a theoretical model of exercise behavior for older
adults - Resnick B, Nigg C.
Care Nursing for Older Adults: A Guide For All Care Settings (Springer Series on Geriatric
The purpose of restorative care nursing is to take an active role in helping older adults
maintain their highest level of function, thus preventing excess disability. This book was
written to help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels to understand
the basic philosophy of restorative care, and be able to develop and implement successful
restorative care programs.
The book provides a complete 6-week education program in restorative care for caregivers, many
suggestions for suitable activities, and practical strategies for motivating both older adults
and caregivers to engage in restorative care. In addition, the book provides an overview of the
requirements for restorative care across all settings, the necessary documentation, and ways in
which to complete that documentation.
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (October 1, 2004)
Thursday May 20, 2010