Sidebar: Cindy Keneipp, MS(N), Alpha lota, Staff Nurse IV, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital, Columbia, MO.
Nursing Practice Theory of Exercise as Self-Care
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 65–70, March 1999
How to Cite
Ulbrich, S. L. (1999), Nursing Practice Theory of Exercise as Self-Care. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 31: 65–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1999.tb00423.x
The author acknowledges the assistance of Dr. Susan G. Taylor, Dr. Vicki Conn, and Dr. Victoria Grando.
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Accepted for publication January 20, 1998
- theory construction/model building
Exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and promotes health. Most people in the United States do not exercise regularly. Nurses can promote exercise using the proposed theory as a guide. This theory of exercise was developed through triangulation ofOrem's self-care deficit theory of nursing, the transtheoretical model of exercise behavior, and characteristics of a population at risk for CVD. Practice theory and use of individual constructs were reviewed, revised, and validated by experts familiar with the organizing constructs. Future testing and evaluation of practice theory as a guide for promoting exercise is planned.