Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
The relationship between perceived self-efficacy, regimen adherence, and glycemic control in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: A pilot study
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Barbara Tucker
Dr. Carolina Huerta
Dr. Bruce Wilson
This pilot study examined the relationship between perceived self-efficacy and regimen adherence on glycemic control among adolescents, aged 11 to 18 years, with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Thirty-six adolescent-parent dyads participated in this study. Bivariate analysis using Pearson product moment-correlations identified no significant relationships among the variables. Regarding treatment regimen, adolescents on insulin pumps had a mean glycosylated hemoglobin level of 8.09% whereas adolescents on daily insulin injections had a mean glycosylated hemoglobin level of 9.26%. Bandura's theory of self-efficacy provided the theoretical framework for this study. The Self-Efficacy for Diabetes scale and Questionnaire of Self-Care Behaviors scale were used to assess self-efficacy beliefs and adherence behaviors. Nurses are encouraged to continue to incorporate the self-efficacy concept in assisting adolescents to develop their own strategies for long-term disease self-management.
University of Texas-Pan American
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