An investigation of the relationships among self-care behaviors, health beliefs, and metabolic control in the non-insulin-dependent diabetic adult
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Self-care and health beliefs have been found to be important concepts in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Poor metabolic control has been associated with a higher incidence of complications in diabetic patients. This study sought to explore any relationships among perceptions of self-care behaviors, health beliefs and metabolic control.
The sample consisted of 52 outpatients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes from a large teaching medical center. Interviews were done to obtain the patients' perceptions of their self-care behaviors, and their health beliefs concerning diabetes. Results of glycosylated hemoglobin and/or serum glucose levels were obtained from the medical records. Data were analyzed using Cochran-Mantel-Haenzel statistics, and Pearson's r.
Results indicated no significant relationships among perceptions of self-care behaviors, health beliefs and metabolic control. Ethnicity, education and gender were found to be significantly associated with self-care behaviors and health beliefs.
Anglin, Sonia R., "An investigation of the relationships among self-care behaviors, health beliefs, and metabolic control in the non-insulin-dependent diabetic adult" (1997). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1419.
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