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Table 3 Results of Self Efficacy scale

From: A needs assessment of people living with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

  Self-efficacy (n = 26) m = 4,0, STD 12.9  
  Blood sugar (3 items - 1, 2, 3) m = 3.7, STD 6.8, range 1–5  
1. I think that I’m able to control my blood sugar myself whenever this is necessary 3.5
2. I think that I’m able to lower my blood sugar whenever it is too high 3.6
3. I think that I’m able to raise my blood sugar if it is too low 3.9
  Physical exercise (3 items—8, 11, 12) m = 4.5, STD 1.0, range 1–5  
8. I think that I’m able to stay physically active enough through for instance walking or biking 4.6
11. I think that I am able to be more physically active if this is advised by my nurse/doctor 4.6
12. I think that I am able to change my diet in the case of increased physical activity 4.5
  Nutrition/weight (4 items—6,13,14,15) m = 3.5 STD 7.1, range 1–5  
6. I think that I’m able to keep my weight under control 3.7
13. I think that I am able to keep to my diet whenever I am away from home 3.2
14. I think that I am able to keep to my diet when I will be away for a holiday or family visit 3.4
15. I think that I am able to keep to my diet when I am having a party 3.8
  Nutrition/treatment (9 items—4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 20) m = 4.2, STD 13.4, range 1–5  
4. I think that I’m able to choose the right food for my diabetes 4.0
5. I think that I’m able to keep my food varied enough 4.0
7. I think that I’m able to check my feet and on wounds, even the smallest ones 4.4
9. I think that I’m able to adapt my food myself if I am ill 4.3
10. I think that I’m able to keep to my diet most of the time 3.3
16. I think that I am able to keep to my diet if I am stressed or tense 3.6
17. I think that I am able to consult my nurse/doctor on a yearly basis for my diabetes 4.7
19. I think that I am able to take my medication according to the doctor’s prescription when I am away from home 5.0
20. I think that I am able to change my medication if I am ill 4.2
  Blood pressure (1 items—18) m = 3.9, STD 1.5, range = 1–5  
18. I think that I am able to keep my blood pressure under control 3.9