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 2012 Apr;30(4):255-62.

An empirical study of self-efficacy and social support in diabetes self-management: implications for home healthcare nurses.


Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama, USA.


This pilot study was conducted to evaluate relationships among self-efficacy, social support, social problem solving, and diabetes self-management in people living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Self-efficacy, social support, and social problem solving were significantly correlated with diabetes self-management. These relationships indicate the importance of including interventions to promote self-efficacy, social support, and social problem solving in diabetes self-management programs.

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