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Effectiveness of diabetes self- efficacy specific intervention among Jordanian type two diabetes patients: Results of a randomized controlled trial

Zainab Albikawi1*, Mohammad Abuadas and  Wasileh Petro-Nustas3

Abstract

This study aimed to test the effectiveness of diabetes self efficacy specific intervention among Jordanian patients with type two diabetes on diabetes self efficacy. Randomized clinical trial design was used to collect the data three times; pre-intervention (baseline), 2 weeks and 3 month follow up. Multistage random sample of 149 were assigned to the intervention group (n=76) and the control group (n=73). The intervention group participants received the diabetes self efficacy specific intervention package based on self-efficacy theory .The study instruments was self efficacy scale. To assess the group differences of dependent variable changes, repeated measures ANOVA were used. Significant improvements in self efficacy were observed 2 weeks and 3 month post-intervention. The findings from this study can direct the health providers to incorporate diabetic intervention that might enhance patients self efficacy.

Key words: Type two diabetes mellitus, Self Efficacy.

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