THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-EFICACY AND SELF-CARE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS
Self-Efficacy is needed to form self-care to prevent complications from type 2 diabetes mellitus. The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between self-efficacy and self-care in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. A descriptive correlation was used in this study. The Diabetes Management Self Efficacy Scale (DMSES) was used to measure self-efficacy and the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure (SDSCA) to measure self-care survey instrument were distributed to type 2 diabetes mellitus patient in one of internist outpatient Bukittinggi (N=81) form October 2018-August 2019. The results showed that mean self-efficacy of respondents was 88.65 and the self-care was 3.2. Statistical significance corelation was found between self-eficacy and self-care (r=0.713; p=0.001). The study adds knowledge regarding health education. Further study is needed to explore other factors related to self-efficacy and self-care of type 2 diabetes mellitus to prevent complication.