Behavioral treatment of cardiac patients: The theory of motivational protection

Masomeh Zakipour, Mohammad reza Sirfi, Marzieh Nikparvar, Sadigheh Abedini


Ischemic heart diseases are the most important cause of disability in most of the developing and even developed countries of the world. Many researchers have identified modifiable risk factors and unhealthy health behaviors as important determinants of disability and death in heart diseases. Creating the motivation to protect or the intention to perform protective behavior causes the health behavior to be stimulated in the patient. Therefore, theory-based interventions such as protection motivation can motivate people to change their attitudes and behaviors in the face of danger. Therefore, in this research, based on a fundamental approach, a treatment package based on the motivation theory of protection in ischemic heart patients has been identified and an effective intervention has been introduced.

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