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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-3-2018

Keywords

Malaysia, Primary care, Self-care behaviour, Self-efficacy, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Funder/Sponsor

This study was funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia: Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS) no. 600-RMI/RAGS 5/3 (60/2014). The funding body did not play any role in the design of the study, or in data collection, analysis or interpretation, or in writing the manuscript.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Self-efficacy has been shown to be positively correlated with self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, such evidence is lacking in the Malaysian primary care setting. The objectives of this study were to i) determine the levels of self-efficacy, self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Malaysian primary care setting ii) determine the relationship between self-efficacy, self-care behaviour and glycaemic control iii) determine the factors associated with glycaemic control.

METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus from two public primary care clinics in Malaysia. Self-efficacy and self-care behaviour levels were measured using previously translated and validated DMSES and SDSCA questionnaires in Malay versions, respectively. Glycaemic control was measured using HbA

CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that higher self-efficacy was correlated with improved self-care behaviour and better glycaemic control. Findings of this study suggest the importance of including routine use of self-efficacy measures in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Tharek Z, Ramli AS, Whitford DL, Ismail Z, Mohd Zulkifli M, Ahmad Sharoni SK, Shafie AA, Jayaraman T. Relationship between self-efficacy, self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Malaysian primary care setting. BMC Family Practice. 2018;19(1):39.

PubMed ID

29523075

DOI Link

10.1186/s12875-018-0725-6

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