Factors associated with self-management among Vietnamese adults with type 2 diabetes

Tiet Hanh Dao-Tran, Debra Anderson, Anne Chang, Charrlotte Seib, Cameron Hurst

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Abstract

Aim: The study described diabetes self-management (DSM), diabetes knowledge, family and friends’ support, healthcare providers’ support, belief in treatment effectiveness and diabetes management self-efficacy, and explored DSM's associations among Vietnamese adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). 

Design: A cross-sectional design was applied. 

Methods: The study used self-report questionnaires to collect data from 198 participants. Descriptive statistics and structural equation modelling (SEM) was used for data analysis. 

Results: Vietnamese adults with T2DM performed DSM limitedly in certain aspects. They had strong belief in treatment effectiveness, good family and friends support, limited diabetes knowledge, healthcare professional support and self-efficacy. Their DSM was directly associated with diabetes knowledge, family and friends’ support, healthcare providers’ support, belief in treatment effectiveness and diabetes management self-efficacy. Their DSM was indirectly associated with diabetes knowledge and family and friends’ support through their belief in treatment effectiveness and diabetes management self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-516
Number of pages10
JournalNursing Open
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

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