Can J Diabetes 2021 Oct 22. Epub 2021 Oct 22.
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Diabetes Care and Research Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Barbara Reigel's theory of self-care has been used to create a Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI), which has been adapted by researchers into a Self-Care of Diabetes Inventory (SCODI) for individuals living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The SCODI measures how an individual is currently caring for their T2DM to identify areas in need of health-care provider support. The SCODI tool appears to have widespread international dissemination, but it is unknown how the SCODI or Reigel's concept of self-care are being utilized in the Canadian or American diabetes literature. Read More