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Title: The influence of self-efficacy on perceived marital support and adherence to dietary self-care activities in adults with type 2 diabetes
Author: Bucknall, Kate Alexandra
ISNI:       0000 0001 3508 1013
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2007
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The research study aimed to provide insight into the level of agreement between individuals with type 2 diabetes and their partner's perceptions of diabetes, support, and dietary self-efficacy or self-efficacy to provide support (for the person with diabetes and their partner respectively). The introduction discusses the MDQ and social cognitive theory. Past research on self-efficacy and social support is discussed and the need for research exploring partner's perceptions is raised. A cross-sectional, postal questionnaire design was used with 96 Canadian and UK couples. When the participants were classified into one of three psychosocial clusters, the results indicated differences in patient and partner perceptions of several key variables (support self-efficacy, self-management self-efficacy, perceived support and negative reinforcing behaviour). The results are discussed in terms of the effects that these discrepancies have on couple's psychosocial adaptation to diabetes. Limitations of the study are highlighted and clinical implications of the study are raised with respect to working with couples in the management of patients with diabetes.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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