A Structural Equation Model of Quality of Life in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Korea.
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Applied nursing research : ANR
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test a structural equation model in which self-efficacy and self-care activity predicts the quality of life (QOL) of individuals with type 2 diabetes in Korea.
METHOD: A survey about self-care activity, self-efficacy, glucose control, and QOL was completed by 132 diabetic patients from public health centers in Korea. Data were analyzed using SPSSWIN 18.0 and AMOS 19.0.
RESULTS: The mean age of the participants was 63.2 years. The proposed model was a good fit for the data based on the model fit indices. Self-efficacy had a significant effect on self-care activity (95%), and this model explained 25% of the variance in QOL.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that self-efficacy and self-care activity play important roles in explaining QOL in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nursing strategies to increase QOL in this population should contain self-efficacy enhancement to promote the performance of self-care activity.
Adult, Aged, Blood Glucose, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Republic of Korea, Self Care