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 originally developed and tested in Spanish for the Diabetes Self-Management study.
Last Updated on March 29, 2018