This pilot study was conducted to evaluate relationships among self-efficacy, social support, social problem solving, and diabetes self-management in people living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Self-efficacy, social support, and social problem solving were significantly correlated with diabetes self-management. These relationships indicate the importance of including interventions to promote self-efficacy, social support, and social problem solving in diabetes self-management programs.
Caralise W. Hunt, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama.
Joan S. Grant, RN, DSN, is a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama.
David A. Pritchard, BS, is a Mathematics Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Address for correspondence: Caralise W. Hunt, 219 Miller Hall, Auburn, AL 36849 (firstname.lastname@example.org).