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Evaluation of the level of self-efficacy and perception of social support in individuals with type-2 diabetes
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Evaluation of the level of self-efficacy and perception of social support in individuals with type-2 diabetes


32nd Euro Nursing and Medicare Summit

October 26-28, 2017 | Paris, France

Zeynep Birge and Aysel Ozdemir

Inonu University, Turkey
Igdir State Hospital, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the level of self-efficacy and perception of social support in individuals with type-2 diabetes. Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was conducted with 112 type-2 diabetic patients who agreed to participate voluntarily and hospitalized at the Endocrine Service of the Turgut ??zal Medical Center of ?°n?¶n?¼ University between February 2016 and June 2016. Data were collected using the Patient Information Form, Self-efficacy Scale in Individuals with type-2 diabetes, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Descriptive statistical values were used in the analysis of the data. Results: Of the patients included in the study, 83% was 50 years old and over, 64.4% was female, 76.8% was married, 42% was illiterate, 83.9% was unemployed, 48.2% had moderate income, 40.2% had 5 or more children, 33% was living in a nuclear family, 35.7% had diabetes mellitus for 11 years and over, 74.1% had chronic disease except diabetes, 73.2% had training on diabetes mellitus and 59.8% of them found to measure blood sugar levels regularly. It was determined that 35.7% of the patients were using insulin now, despite previous use of oral diabetic medications, 60.7% was non-smoker, and 89.3% was not taking alcohol. The mean self-efficacy score of the patients was 49.24?±17.70 (min:20 max:99) and the mean multidimensional perceived social support scale score was found to be 62.41?±18.63 (min:12 max:84). Conclusion: It was determined that the mean self-efficacy and social support scores of the surveyed individuals with diabetes was moderate. Individuals with diabetes need to be supported in terms of self-efficacy and social support.

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