Prediction of adherence and control in diabetes

Kavanagh, D. J., Gooley, S., & Wilson, P.H (1993) Prediction of adherence and control in diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16(5), pp. 509-522.

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This study aims to predict adherence to diabetic treatment regimens and sustained diabetic control. During two clinic visits that were 2 months apart, 63 adult outpatients completed measures of diabetic history, current treatment, diabetic control, adherence, and self-efficacy about adherence to treatment. Results showed that self-efficacy was a significant predictor of later adherence to diabetes treatment even after past levels of adherence were taken into account. Posttest levels of adherence in turn were significantly associated with posttest %HbA1c after control for illness severity. A stepwise multiple regression to predict %HbAlc at post entered pretest measures of diabetic control, treatment type, and self-efficacy, which together predicted 50% of the variance. Results are related to self-efficacy theory and implications for practice are discussed.

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ID Code: 28946
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Adherence, Control, Diabetes, Self efficacy
DOI: 10.1007/BF00844820
ISSN: 0160-7715
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2009 05:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:21

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