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|Title:||Effect of diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy on self-care activities and metabolic control in adults with type 2 diabetes||Authors:||Wong, Qiu Yan||Keywords:||DRNTU::Social sciences||Issue Date:||2016||Abstract:||Background: People with type 2 diabetes are recommended to practice self- care activities and make lifestyle modifications to improve their metabolic control. Several factors affect performance of self-care activities and metabolic control. Studies have examined the relationship linking self-efficacy, diabetes knowledge on self-care behaviors and metabolic control. Relatively few studies have looked at the effect of self-efficacy and diabetes knowledge on each component of self-care activities and metabolic control. Therefore, this study seeks to establish the relationship between diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy on individual self-care behaviors and metabolic control. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 53 adults with type 2 diabetes. Participants were asked to complete a booklet of questionnaires. Hemoglobin A1c values were also collected from their medical records. Results: Self-care activities were predicted by both self-efficacy and diabetes knowledge, with self-efficacy significantly predicting performance of more self-care activities than diabetes knowledge. However, no significant relationship was found between diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy. In addition, both diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy did not predict metabolic control. Conclusion: Clinicians may consider increasing self-efficacy to improve overall adherence of self-care activities in adults with type 2 diabetes. Keywords: self-efficacy, diabetes knowledge, metabolic control, self-care activities, type 2 diabetes||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/67017||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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