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Mod Care J 2012, 8(4): 197-204 Back to browse issues page
The study of self-care agency in patients with diabetes (Ardabil)
N Vosoghi Karkazloo, Gh Abootalebi Daryasari , B Farahani, E Mohammadnezhad, A Sajjadi
Islamic Azad University, Ardebil Branch , gh_abutalebi@iauardabil.ac.ir
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  Background and Aim: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases and also the greatest health problem in all countries. The most important strategy to control chronic diseases is self-care behaviors. Thus, the present study was implemented to determine self-care capacity among diabetic patients.

  Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 92 diabetic patients aged 20- 65 years, were selected from the Imam Khomeini hospitals of Ardebil and studied within a month in winter 2009. The necessary data was collected through interview by using the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Scale (SDSCA) .

  Results: Self-care rate among the subjects was weak. Factors such as type of diabetes (P=0.02), residence (P=0.01), age (P=0.01), education level (P=0.01), and instruction history (P=0.02) had a significant relationships with self-care capacity.

  Conclusion: Self-care capacity of diabetic individuals was weak, therefore given the crucial role of self care behaviores to control diabetes, nurses are required to identify help-seekers' need while performing nursing interventions and investigating self-care behaviors and design and implement planned training to promote self-care ability among patients.

Keywords: Self care, Diabetes mellitus, Patients
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Received: 2012/09/20 | Accepted: 2012/09/20
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Vosoghi Karkazloo N, Abootalebi Daryasari G, Farahani B, Mohammadnezhad E, Sajjadi A. The study of self-care agency in patients with diabetes (Ardabil) . Mod Care J. 2012; 8 (4) :197-204
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