Barbara Resnick

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Barbara Resnick        



Barbara Resnick



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.

E-mail: bresnick@umaryland.edu

  • 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 Nursingtheory.net)

Journal publications:

Exercise for Older Adults: What to Prescribe & How to Motivate  -  Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP. Caring for the Ages, January 2003; Vol. 4 No. 1, p. 8-12.  American 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.    

Available Publications


Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults: A Guide For All Care Settings (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing)
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)
ISBN: 0826124542

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