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Uncertainty

2017

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Adherence And Uncertainty Management: A Test Of The Theory Of Motivated Information Management, Ryan Thiel Jan 2017

Adherence And Uncertainty Management: A Test Of The Theory Of Motivated Information Management, Ryan Thiel

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This study examined the main predictors of adherence to a health regimen by patients clinically diagnosed with a heart condition. The theory of motivated information management was used to illuminate salient variables including uncertainty, emotion(s), outcome expectancies, and efficacy assessments. A total of 76 participants completed an online survey, asking about variables related to the theory of motivated information management, adherence, and quality of communication between patient and physician. All together, 90.8% of patients reported properly adhering to their health regimen. The results further indicated that participants had overall low levels of uncertainty regarding their health regimen, and ...