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 rank high. This is an ideal measurement, along with something like the Readiness to Change Scale for use at the beginning of a study to gauge personal biases and abilities in carrying out self-service treatments and behavior changes for better health. This 6-item scale contains items taken from several Self Efficacy scales developed for the Chronic Disease Self-Management study.
Last Updated on March 29, 2018