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:: Volume 20, Issue 3 (10-2018) ::
2018, 20(3): 135-141 Back to browse issues page
The Association of Health Literacy with Self-Efficacy and Self-Care, in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Norolla Tahery , Haydeh Ghajari , Hassan Shahbazi
Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, I.R. Iran , sh.hasan333@gmail.com
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Introduction: A low level of health literacy is common among patients with Type 2 diabetes, and  may be a barrier to self-efficacy and self-care behaviors. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between health literacy, and self-care and self-efficacy in Patients with Type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: A cross- sectional analytical study was conducted in 2017. Participants were type 2 diabetes patients from the rural health clinics in khorramshahr city, of which 121 were selected via random cluster sampling methods. Data collection tools were a health literacy scale (14-items), self-care scale (12 items) and self-efficacy scale (8 items). Data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 22, and by Pearson’s correlation, T-test, ANOVA, and Stepwise Regression analytical statistics. Results: The mean scores of health literacy, self-care and self-efficacy in patients were 2.90±0.53, 3.39±1.31 and 6.77±1.80, respectively. Pearson correlations indicated a positive relationship between health literacy, and both self-care and self-efficacy (P<0.0001 for both). Conclusion: Designing a curriculum for diabetes patients with low health literacy is required, and improving their information and health literacy, through a curriculum and regular training programs in health education centers is recommended.
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes, Health Literacy, Self-Care, Self-Efficacy
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2017/12/4 | Accepted: 2018/06/25 | Published: 2018/10/15
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Tahery N, Ghajari H, Shahbazi H. The Association of Health Literacy with Self-Efficacy and Self-Care, in Type 2 Diabetes Patients. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2018; 20 (3) :135-141
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Volume 20, Issue 3 (10-2018) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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