Sense of Coherence Knowledge about Diabetes and Diabetes Management in type II Diabetic Patients

Thesis Title:  Sense of Coherence Knowledge about Diabetes and Diabetes Management in type II Diabetic Patients

Author: Iqra Nazar

Supervisor: Wuzna Haroon

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The present research was designed to investigate the relationship between sense of coherence, knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management in patients with type II diabetes. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship between sense of coherence and knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management. It was also hypothesized that there will be a difference between middle adults and older adults in terms of sense of coherence and knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management. Further, it was hypothesized that there will be a significant difference in terms of sense of coherence, knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management in male and female diabetic patients. The cross-sectional research design was used for the present study. The sample (N = 120) was extracted through purposive sampling techniques. The sample consisted of 60 middle adults and 60 older adults diagnosed with type II diabetes. Demographic Information Sheet, Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC) (Antonovsky, 1987), Diabetes General Knowledge (DGK) and The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) (Toobert, 2000) were administered. Correlation analysis, t-test and regression analysis were used to test the hypothesis. The results revealed that there was a significant difference between middle adults and older adults in terms of sense of coherence, knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management. Moreover, it was shown that there was also a significant difference between male and female diabetic patients in terms of sense of coherence, knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management. Results indicated that there was a relationship between sense of coherence with the different domains of diabetes general knowledge and diabetes management. However, sense of coherence and diabetic awareness was not a significant predictor of diabetes management.

Keywords:

Sense of coherence, diabetes knowledge, diabetes management.

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