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Table 4 Results of Diabetic Health Beliefs

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

Diabetic Health Beliefs (n = 26) m = 3.5 SD = 22.9 (n = 26)  
Control (1) m = 4.2, SD 0.9, range 1–5  
1. My diabetes is well controlled 4.2
Barriers (5) m = 3.6, SD 0.7, range 1–5  
2. I would have to change too many habits to follow my diet (diabetic foods) 3.9
3. It has been difficult following the diet (diabetic foods) the doctor ordered for me 2.5
4. I am confused by all the medication the doctor has given me 2.2
5. I would have to change too many habits to take my medication 2.9
6. Taking my medication interferes with my normal daily activities 2.4
Social support (3) m = 2.4, SD 0.4, range 1–5  
7. I have others around me who remind me to eat the right foods 3.1
8. I can count on my family when I need help following my diet (diabetic foods) 3.7
9. My husband/wife helps me follow my diet (diabetic foods) 3.9
Impact of Job (5) m = 2.4, SD 0.4 range 1–5  
10. If I changed “jobs” it would be easier to follow my diet (diabetic foods) 1.9
11. My work makes me so tired that it’s hard to follow my diet (diabetic foods) 2.2
12. I could control my weight if the pressures of my job weren’t so great 2.7
13. If I changed “jobs,” it would be easier to take my medication 2.4
14. I worry so much about my job that I can’t take my medication 2.0
Benefits (11) m = 4.3, SD 0.4, range 2–5  
15. I believe that my diet (diabetic foods) will help prevent diseases (complications) related to diabetes 4.4
16. Following a prescribed diet (diabetic foods) is something a person must do no matter `how hard’ it is 4.3
17. 1 believe that my diet (diabetic foods) will control my diabetes 4.5
18. I must follow my diet (diabetic foods) even if I don’t think I am getting better 4.2
19. In general, I believe that my diet (diabetic foods) for diabetes will help me to feel better* 4.3
20. Controlling weight is something one must do no matter how hard it is 4.2
21. I believe that my medication will help prevent diseases (complications) related to Diabetes 4.1
22. Taking medication is something one must do no matter how hard it is 4.3
23. I believe that my medication will control my diabetes 4.5
24. I must take my diabetes medication even if I don’t think I am getting better 4.3
25. I believe that my medication for diabetes will help me to feel better 4.3