Author: Bushra Suri
Supervisor: Ms. Omama Tariq
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aim to examine the relationship of general perception of diabetes, related social support and outcome expectancies related to adherence among Type 2 Diabetics. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a significant relationship of general perception of diabetes, related social support and outcome expectancies with adherence in Type 2 Diabetics. Sample was drawn by using purposive sampling strategy. The sample included 100 diabetic patients that were taken from Mayo Hospital and Fauji Foundation Hospital. Multidimensional Diabetes Questionnaire (MDQ, Nouwen, Gingras, Talbot & Bouchard, 1997) and Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities questionnaire (SDSCA, Toobert, Hampson and Glasgow, 2000) was used for assessment. Correlation, Regression analysis and Independent sample t-test were used to analyze the data. General perception, social support and outcome expectancy had a positive relationship with adherence. General perception and outcome expectancies predict the level of adherence. The findings have important implication for diabetic patients visiting various hospitals and it also highlights the importance of counseling and educating them that would enhance the adherence level of the patients.
perception of diabetes, adherence, social support, type II diabetes.
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