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efficacy

 [ef´ĭ-kah″se]
1. the ability of a drug to achieve the desired effect.
2. the degree to which an intervention accomplishes the desired or projected outcomes.

ef·fi·ca·cy

(ef'ĭ-kă-sē),
The extent to which a specific intervention, procedure, regimen, or service produces a beneficial result under ideal conditions. Compare: effectiveness.
[L. efficacia, fr, ef-ficio, to perform, accomplish]

efficacy

In the context of evidence-based medicine, the capacity of a drug or therapy to positively influence the course or duration of a disease at the dose tested in the patient population for which it is designed and has been tested.

efficacy

An index of the potency of a drug or disease treatment; for a vaccine, efficacy is the percentage of persons who are protected by the vaccine

ef·fi·ca·cy

(ef'i-kă-sē)
1. nursing The success or effectiveness of a treatment.
2. The power to produce a desired effect.
[L. efficacia, fr, ef-ficio, to perform, accomplish]

ef·fi·ca·cy

(ef'i-kă-sē)
Extent to which a specific intervention, procedure, regimen, or service produces a beneficial result under ideal conditions.
Compare: effectiveness
[L. efficacia, fr, ef-ficio, to perform, accomplish]

Patient discussion about efficacy

Q. What do you think about the efficacy of Chinese medicine?

A. Did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine works around the lungs, kidneys, liver and heart? Besides this, TCM also works around the small and large intestines, stomach, gall bladder and the urinary bladder. Being connected with ‘qi’ energy and blood, the vital substance, circulating through them, TCM uses a holistic approach to harmonizing the functions of these organs. TCM has deployed the theory that all structures in the body should work in tandem with the other and with the environment that surrounds us.


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Vicarious Experience: The vicarious experiences provided by social models strengthen self-beliefs of efficacy. When individuals observe someone similar succeeding through sustained effort, their beliefs raise that they also can succeed.
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Analysis showed significant correlation between depression and coping self efficacy among cancer survivors and coping self efficacy mediates the relationship between depression and symptom intensity also.
Teachers' efficacy is a vital factor for the teaching-learning (Chaco'n, 2005), and an important measure of teachers' effectiveness (Bandura, 1997).
Studies have confirmed the effects of perceived threat and perceived efficacy on behaviors (Roberto, Zimmerman, Carlyle, & Abner, 2007; Witte, 1994).
Once a person has a particular efficacy for a task, Bandura suggests that self-regulation is closely linked to these beliefs and has the power to directly influence the way in which a person engages in a task.
41 (87.2%) patients in group A achieved efficacy while group B showed efficacy in 32 (68.1%) patients (p=0.022).
Parental fostering of autonomy, and parental role in providing emotional support has positive relation with general self-efficacy, but the parental affective quality of attachment had negative relationship with general-self efficacy.
Within social persuasion, consensus supports a positive relationship with self- efficacy. However, studies note proximity between who is giving the feedback and who is receiving feedback as an essential element to positive social persuasion (Bates & Khasawneh, 2007).
Perceived Efficacy in Patient-Physician Interaction Questionnaire (PEPPI).
Political efficacy and political participation are two important concepts that are often studied in relation to mass media.
Conclusion: Over half of the participants represented the category of "high efficacy".