Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease 6-Item Scale

Generally incurable, but ongoing issues affects nearly 40% of Americans and a large share outside US borders. Chronic conditions need continued attention including ongoing medication adherence, behavior adjustments, and lifestyle changes. Given the scale, and patient responsibilities, it’s no surprise that a scale rating a participants ability, willingness, and interest in managing their illness would…

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Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale

Treatment adherence in chronic disease is key. Diabetes, among the most common incurable chronic diseases, is growing fastest in low and middle-income countries. In 2014 8.5% of the world’s population suffers from what was once called “a sugar disease.” With daily medication, dietary changes and continued blood testing require constant management. This 8-item scale was…

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Chronic Disease Self-Efficacy Scales

These scales were developed and tested for the Chronic Disease Self-Management study: – Exercise regularly – Get information on disease – Obtain help from community, family, friends – Communication with physician – Manage disease in general – Do chores – Do social/recreational activities – Manage symptoms – Manage shortness of breath – Control/manage depression

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Software Enabled Clinical Trials

Today, only 5% of the US population participates in clinical research. With the rise of new software tools that make research faster, cheaper, and more accessible and with a forward-looking FDA digital health team, the time is ripe for a clinical trial paradigm shift.

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