Self-Efficacy As A Correlate Of Coping Among Patients With Diabtetes Mellitus In Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria

OKEKE, AFAMEFUNA O., Purysima Egbekpalu, Igwe, Monday N

Abstract


This study examined the roles of self-efficacy  on coping amongst patients with diabetes mellitus in Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, A total of 202  patients with diabetes mellitus from Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki served as participants,109 (54.0%) were males, while 93 (46.0%) were females. The ages of the participants ranged from 19 to 60 years with a mean age of 32.50 and standard deviation of 11.6. Two instruments were used in the study. They include 30 item self-efficacy scale and 30 item personal function index. The design of the study was correlational design and linear regression was adopted as the statistical tool to test the hypotheses.The result indicated that self efficacy significantly predicted coping among diabetic patients at β=.53;t= 28.76, P<.05 level of significance. In conclusion, the findings showed that self-efficacy is among the significant positive predictors of coping among patients with diabetes mellitus attending diabetic clinic Therefore psychotherapists should map out ways of boosting self efficacy of patients wih diabetes mellitus through the use of psychological skills and techniques to ensure an appropriate coping

Keywords


Self-efficacy, Coping and Diabetes mellitus

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