Holistic self-management behavior among urban patients with type 2 diabetes

An Ha Thi Tran, Ngoc Nguyen Tran


This study aimed to measure the self-care practices of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients managed in an urban hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. An observational cross-sectional study was performed. The adherence of self-care practices was measured by using the Condition-specific Recommendations and Adherence scale. Among 165 T2DM patients, nobody adhered to all self-care practices. The average number of adhered behavioral recommendations was 6.0 (SD=1.6). Gender, education and overweight/obesity were associated with self-care practice adherence. Repeated educational sessions should be provided to patients, especially male patients, and those with low education levels, overweight/obese, to improve their self-care ability.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijphs.v11i3.21707


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