self efficacy

Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Tai chi benefits people with chronic heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The ancient Chinese meditative exercise of tai chi appears to improve the quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy for people suffering from chronic heart failure, according to ... Read more...

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Right friends matter most in middle school


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): University of Oregon researchers have suggested that it is the middle school years when friends have the maximum influence on a child.The study has suggested as adolescents move ... Read more...

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Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study


November 8th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.Their ability to ... Read more...

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Afro-American women ‘lack desire to breastfeed’


October 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): African American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to new research.They reported 'lacking ... Read more...

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Confident teachers help tiny tots gain more skills


July 26th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Teachers with higher confidence levels help pre-schoolers gain more language and literacy skills, a new study says. However, in some cases, students only saw gains when their teachers also ... Read more...

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Computer technology helps doctors target underserved patients


July 10th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Multimedia talking touchscreens, housed in computer kiosks at clinics and hospitals, are helping researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to target patients with diverse language, literacy ... Read more...

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Confident teachers help pre-schoolers learn more


June 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Pre-school students are likely to gain more language and literacy skills if they have teachers who possess ample self-confidence. "Emotionally responsive relationships between teachers and children may be the ... Read more...

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Confident teachers boost students’ language, literacy skills


June 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A new research suggests that confident schoolteachers have a more positive effect on a child's learning abilities.However, in some cases students only saw gains when their teachers also ... Read more...

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Intervention enhances self-esteem among persons with serious mental illness


May 14th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found a new intervention to reduce self-stigma among persons with serious mental illness.The new intervention is a result of collaboration between researchers ... Read more...

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Perseverance, not looks or talent, key to excellence


March 31st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) We tend to link brains, beauty, luck and capital with highly successful business people. However, a new study shows that exceptional performance need not depend on special talent, ... Read more...

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Sticking to diets requires more than willpower


January 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): It takes more than willpower to say no to mindless eating. Scientists say diet plans and environment too have a significant role to play for those looking to ... Read more...

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Sticking to diets requires more than willpower


January 12th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) It needs more than willpower and dedication for dieting to have the desired results. A much more subtle aspect of the diets themselves -- their perceived complexity -- ... Read more...

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Physical activity overcomes depression, fatigue


December 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense ... Read more...

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Tai Chi may help combat osteoarthritis


November 2nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Patients over 65 years with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who engage in regular Tai Chi exercise can improve physical function and experience less pain, say researchers. Tai Chi is ... Read more...

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Making up mind crucial to having a healthy lifestyle


January 16th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A Canadian study suggests that the amount of physical exercise people carry out is mainly influenced by their self-perceived ability and the extent of their desire to ... Read more...

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What propels people to start exercising and maintain healthy lifestyles


October 23rd, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers from The Miriam Hospital has identified various psychosocial factors that may propel people to start exercising, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Of which ... Read more...

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New breathing exercises may reduce inhaler use for asthmatics


May 29th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A new set of breathing techniques have been designed that may help people with asthma reduce the use of their inhalers.Research conducted by Sydneys Woolcock Institute of ... Read more...

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Spending time with farm animals helps the mentally ill


April 11th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (IANS) Spending some time with farm animals like horses apparently calms down people with mental illnesses, a new study has found. The finding comes from the first controlled study ... Read more...

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