Health-care climate, perceived self-care competence, and glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care
2015 (English)In: Health Psychology Open, ISSN 2055-1029, Vol. 2, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study showed, in line with self-determination theory, that glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes (n=2866) was strongly associated with perceived self-care competence, which in turn was associated with autonomous motivation and autonomy-supportive health-care climate. These associations remained after adjusting for the effect of important life-context factors. Autonomous motivation partially mediated the effect of health-care climate on perceived competence, which fully mediated the effect of autonomous motivation on glycemic control. The results of the study emphasize health-care personnel's important role in supporting patients' autonomous motivation and perceived self-care competence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 2, no 1
competence, diabetes, glycemic control, health-care climate, motivation
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13279DOI: 10.1177/2055102915579778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13279DiVA: diva2:1061218