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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2454-2660(Online), 2347-8640(Print)
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Impact of Perceived Self Efficacy on Hba1c among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Jeyaseelan M. Devadason
Lizzie Raveendran1, Dr. Jeyaseelan M. Devadason2, Dr. Prakash M.Saldanha3
1Principal, Gem Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Coimbatore
2Dean, J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam
3Professor & HOD, Department of Pediatrics, Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangalore
Background: Type 1 diabetes mellitus in children is on the increase. It is a chronic, life threatening disease that requires strict adherence to treatment. This means the children should have adequate self efficacy to manage their disease and to lead a near normal life that is free from diabetic related complications Aim: To assess the level of self efficacy among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and to determine its impact on HbA1c. Methods: Pretest-posttest control group design was used for the study. The study was conducted in a diabetic clinic in Coimbatore. The population for the study included all the children attending the clinic. The sample size was 65 each in both the experimental and control group. Purposive sampling technique and random allocation of samples to experimental and control group was used. The data was collected using structured demographic questionnaire and self efficacy scale. Results: the collected data were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings showed there is an increase in self efficacy after structured teaching and it had an impact on HbA1c which was markedly decreased. Conclusion: The structured teaching is effective to improve the self efficacy and it has a positive impact on HbA1c.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Self efficacy, Adolescents, HbA1c, Impact.
Lizzie Raveendran, Jeyaseelan M. Devadason, Prakash M.Saldanha. Impact of Perceived Self Efficacy on Hba1c among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 319-323.
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