Use of Social Cognitive Theory to Assess Salient Clinical Research in Chronic Disease Self-Management for Older Adults: An Integrative Review

Kimberly Sell, Elaine Amella, Martina Mueller, Jeannette Andrews, Joy Wachs
2016 Open Journal of Nursing  
The purpose of this integrative review is to evaluate research pertaining to self-management programs for older adults with chronic diseases using Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) for behavior change. The focus is application of the SCT domains to self-management programs. The exploration of the current chronic disease self-management research provides an understanding of the Social Cognitive Theory concepts studied in interventional self-management research. The integrative
more » ... e integrative review explicated two areas related to the theory in need of further research. First, social support has not been thoroughly explored as a mechanism for enhancing self-management interventions. Second, moral disengagement was not identified as a focus within chronic disease research raising the question about the impact of moral disengagement on longterm adherence and behavior change.
doi:10.4236/ojn.2016.63022 fatcat:bi3euu3irbggdpyjsrqbc2hkgm