LONG-TERM LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS IN MIDDLE-AGED AND ELDERLY MEN WITH NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Z. Bao
2017 Innovation in aging  
completed diabetes survey in 2003. We conducted regression analysis, controlling age, gender, education level, marital status, and types of diabetes. Results revealed that patients who reported higher confidence in diabetes management tended to experience less difficulties in self-care, better understanding of self-care methods, and greater social support. Additionally, those who had higher confidence in self-care gave higher ratings for their self-care and perceived higher self-rated health.
more » ... elf-rated health. Importantly, receiving emotional and tangible support from family and friends is significantly associated with increasing patients' confidence in self-care activities. These results indicate that improving confidence in self-care is essential to have successful diabetes management. Our findings can aid healthcare providers in identifying patients who will potentially struggle with self-care practices.
doi:10.1093/geroni/igx004.1197 fatcat:apvckgonhvgvjpnpqy4u7j5fga