Diabetes Attitudes Questionnaire

Diabetes Attitudes Questionnaire
Anderson et al‚ 2000
 
In general‚ I believe that I:
1.    know what part(s) of taking care of my diabetes that I am satisfied with.
2.    know what part(s) of taking care of my diabetes that I am dissatisfied with.
3.    know what part(s) of taking care of my diabetes that I am ready to change.
4.    know what part(s) of taking care of my diabetes that I am not ready to change.
5.    can choose realistic diabetes goals.
6.    know which of my diabetes goals are most important to me.
7.    know the things about myself that either help or prevent me from reaching my diabetes goals.
8.    can come up with good ideas to help me reach my goals.
9.    am able to turn my diabetes goals into a workable plan.
10.can reach my diabetes goals once I make up my mind.
11.know which barriers make reaching my diabetes goals more difficult.
12.can think of different ways to overcome barriers to my diabetes goals
13.can try out different ways of overcoming barriers to my diabetes goals.
14.am able to decide which way of overcoming barriers to my diabetes goals works best for me.
15.can tell how I’m feeling about ha‎ving diabetes.
16.can tell how I’m feeling about caring for my diabetes
17.know the ways that ha‎ving diabetes causes stress in my life.
18.know the positive ways I cope with diabetes-related stress.
19.know the negative ways I cope with diabetes-related stress.
20.can cope well with diabetes related stress.
21.know where I can get support for ha‎ving and caring for my diabetes.
22.can ask for support for ha‎ving and caring for my diabetes when I need it.
23.can support myself in dealing with my diabetes.
24.know what helps me stay motivated to care for my diabetes.
25.can motivate myself to care for my diabetes.
26.know enough about diabetes to make self-care choices that are right for me.
27.know enough about myself as a person to make diabetes care choices that are right for me.
28.am able to figure out if it is worth my while to change how I take care of my diabetes.
 
Managing the psychosocial aspects of diabetes with 9 items (α = 0.93)‚ Assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change with 9 items (α = 0.81)‚ and Setting and achieving goals with 10 items (α = 0.91).
 
5= Strongly Agree‚ 4= Somewhat Agree‚ 3= Neutral‚ 2= Somewhat Disagree‚ 1= Strongly Disagree
Managing the psychosocial aspects of diabetes with 9 items (18‚ 20-27)‚ Assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change with 9 items (1-4‚ 15-17‚ 19‚ and 28)‚ and Setting and achieving goals with 10 items (5-14).
 
 

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