Using the theory of self-regulation to assess the correlation between self-monitoring adherence, lifestyle behaviors, and health outcomes among type two diabetic patients
This thesis explores the relationship that self-monitoring may have on behaviors and health outcomes among type two diabetic patients. The Theory of Self-Regulation was the theoretical foundation for this thesis. The first aim was to measure association between rates of self-monitoring of diet, physical activity, blood glucose, and weight in study participants. The second was to examine the associations between adherence to self-monitoring and changes in dietary and physical activity behaviors among participants during the three-month study period. The final aim was to examine association between adherence to self-monitoring and changes in health outcomes of hemoglobin A1c and weight change among participants during the three-month study period. The parent study recruited participants from the Texas Medical Center at various diabetes education programs, and the participants were comprised solely of Type 2 diabetic patients. Because the parent study was a feasibility study, there is no placebo group for comparison. Correlation analysis was used to measure the association between variables and found that there was a relationship between the self-monitoring behaviors of diet, physical activity, weight, and blood glucose. Self-monitoring of physical activity also has a statistically significant relationship with increased physical activity levels. The other correlations did not have statistically significant findings. Further research with a larger sample size and an experimental design is needed in order to better study the effects that self-monitoring might have on behavior and health outcomes.^
Behavioral sciences|Health education
Casselberry, Ila Davidson, "Using the theory of self-regulation to assess the correlation between self-monitoring adherence, lifestyle behaviors, and health outcomes among type two diabetic patients" (2016). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI10183274.