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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Adherence, Control, Diabetes, Self efficacy|
|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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