Relationships among self-care agency, self-efficacy, self-care, and glycemic control.

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Journal Article

Costly complications of diabetes often arise from poor glycemic control. Appropriate diabetes self-care management may improve control. This study examined whether self-care management affects glycemic control and mediates relationships between self-efficacy and self-care agency with glycemic control. In a cross-sectional correlational design, data from a prior study of 141 insulin-requiring adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes were examined using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and multiple hierarchical regression. Findings indicated that greater self-care agency and self-efficacy lead to greater self-care management, in turn leading to better glycemic control. Self-care management did not mediate between self-efficacy or self-care agency and glycemic control. Thus, beliefs or capabilities for self-care are insufficient to improve glycemic control; doing so requires self-care management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sousa, VD; Zauszniewski, JA; Musil, CM; Price Lea, PJ; Davis, SA

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 230

PubMed ID

  • 16144240

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16144240

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1541-6577

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/rtnp.2005.19.3.217

Language

  • eng