Improvement in Diabetic Control Belief in Relation to Locus of Control

The Open Nursing Journal 31 May 2019 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874434601913010123



Adherence to diabetes control is important to determine an individual’s ability to maintain treatment focus of Diabetes Mellitus . The Locus of Control thereby assesses the behavior of an individual to diabetes control.


The aim of this study was to analyze the pathways of diabetes control beliefs based on the variable locus of control in the integration of locus of control theory and the theory of planning behavior on diabetes mellitus control behavior.


This study was carried out as an explanatory research with a cross-sectional design. The sampling technique was consecutive. The sample size was determined using multivariate numerical analytic one-time predictive concept framework and 143 respondents at 8 locations were recruited by a random lottery method. Demographic data analysis of respondents was done using statistical software, namely IBM Statistics SPSS using a Chi-square statistical test. The proposed hypothesis was tested by the bivariate analysis of variance to assess the effect of causal variables.


The results of this study indicate that locus of control affects diabetic control beliefs (ρ = 0.05; α = 0.06; b = 0.16; b2 = 0.03; F = 3.91) in the diabetes mellitus control behavior.


The findings of this study suggest a need to consistently provide positive information and support as a locus of control to guard a strong intention to control diabetes mellitus.

Keywords: Behavior, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic control belief, Locus of control.
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