Diabetes Empowerment Scale–Short Form (DES-SF)

Diabetes Empowerment Scale–Short Form (DES-SF)
Anderson et al.‚ 2003
 
In general‚ I believe that I:
1.    know what part(s) of taking care of my diabetes that I am dissatisfied with.
2.    am able to turn my diabetes goals into a workable plan.
3.    can try out different ways of overcoming barriers to my diabetes goals.
4.    can find ways to feel better about ha‎ving diabetes.
5.    know the positive ways I cope with diabetes related stress.
6.    can ask for support for ha‎ving and caring for my diabetes when I need it.
7.    know what helps me stay motivated to care for my diabetes.
8.    know enough about myself as a person to make diabetes care choices that are right for me.
 
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
 
 

Anderson‚ R.M.‚ Funnell‚ M.M.‚ Fitzgerald‚ J.T.‚ Marrero‚ D.G. (2000). The diabetes empowerment scale: a measure of psychosocial self-efficacy. Diabetes Care‚ 23‚739–743

Anderson‚ R. M.‚ Fitzgerald‚ J. T.‚ Gruppen‚ L. D.‚ Funnell‚ M. M.‚ & Oh‚ M. S. (2003). The diabetes empowerment scale-short form. Diabetic Care‚ 5‚ 1641–1642.

Anderson et al.‚ (2003). Diabetes Empowerment Scale–Short Form. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 358-359. (2013). Google Scholar