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Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2011;33(4): 17-22.
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The Role of Health Locus of Control on Self-care Behaviors in Patients with Type II Diabetes

Manizheh Hatamloo Sadabadi*, Hamid Poursharifi, Jalil Babapour Kheiroddin
*Corresponding Author: Email: E-mail: m.hatamloo@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Nowadays, diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases with an increasing incidence and prevalence in Iran and worldwide. Attitudinal and psychological factors have major roles in self-care and controlling diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the role of health locus of control on self-care behaviors in patients with type II diabetes. Materials and Methods: In this research, 60 individuals from Tabriz diabetes center of Sina hospital were selected through randomized sampling. Data were collected through two questionnaires including multidimensional health locus of control and self-care behaviors. Results: There was a significant positive relation between the self-care behaviors and internal health locus of control and a significant negative relation between the self-care behaviors and chance. The results also revealed that internal control more predicted the self-care behavior. In addition, there was no significant difference between male and female with regard to the self-care behaviors and health locus of control. Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, the self-care behaviors showed a significant relation with health locus of control. In other words, tendency to the internal health locus of control causes an increase in the self-care behaviors.
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Submitted: 25 Oct 2011
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