The results of the present study indicated little evidence showing a direct linear relationship of patient's attitude and practices, as measured by DES-SF and SDSCA
, respectively, with achieving the combined target goal.
To describe self- management, the subscales for diet, exercise, and medication-taking from the SDSCA
Descriptive statistics for the variables of the Summary of Diabetes Self Care Activities Scale (SDSCA
Scale) are presented in Table 4.
Bivariate associations between the SDSCA
, DMSES, outcome expectations, and sociodemographic characteristics were tested using one-way ANOVA and independent sample t-tests.
The mean diabetes self-management score for the sample as measured by the SDSCA
was 5.1 (+/- 0.89) at baseline.
Thus the present study has as objective: To analyze the self-care of patients with DM-2 according to the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Questionnaire (SDSCA
Cuando se evaluo la adherencia al tratamiento segun la escala de SDSCA
, se encontro que los factores con los promedios mas altos de proporcion de adherencia (DE) fueron: la medicacion con 79,4% (20,2), el cuidado de los pies con 71,0% (34,5) y la dieta general con 62,2% (41,6).
Based on the social cognitive model, we propose that health behavior (SDSCA
) and depression will affect health outcome indicators such as BMI, glycemic control (HbA1c), depression, diabetes quality of life, and general health.
Therefore, we intended to investigate the self-care behavior of middle-aged to elderly type 2 diabetes individuals, using the SDSCA
questionnaire, and the factors associated with good adherence to self-care recommendations.
questionnaire (Appendix 1) developed by Toobert et al.
has been shown to be a valid and reliable measure of diabetes self-management in multiple trials (Toobert, Hampson, & Glasgow, 2000).
For more SDSCA
information, visit their Web site at www.sdsca.org.