Determination of self-efficacy levels of diabetic individuals

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Selin Keskin- Kızıltepe
Zeliha Koc
Tugba Kavalali Erdogan
Zeynep Saglam


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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Keskin- Kızıltepe, S., Koc, Z., Kavalali Erdogan, T., & Saglam, Z. (2019). Determination of self-efficacy levels of diabetic individuals. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Advances in Pure and Applied Sciences, (11), 46-61.