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This study was conducted as descriptive with an aim to determine the self-efficacy levels of diabetic individuals. The study was conducted with the participation of 248 patients receiving inpatient treatment in a university hospital between July 20, 2017, and February 15, 2018. Data were collected using a 28-item questionnaire and Type 2 Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale. In the evaluation of the data, descriptive statistics and one-way analysis of variance, T-test, Tukey HSD test, Levine test, Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney U test were used. It was found that 77% of the patients had a chronic disease, 49.2% used oral anti-diabetes, 33.5% insulin and 15.7% used both oral anti-diabetes and insulin. The median score of the Type 2 Diabetes Self-Efficacy was determined as 70.00 (21–100). In this study, it is recommended to conduct training to increase the self-efficacy levels of diabetic patients.
Keywords: Diabetes, self-efficiency, behaviour, knowledge.
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