Diabetes Self Care Management Behaviors among Jordanian Type Two Diabetes Patients
Zainab Fatehi Albikawi, Mohammad Abuadas

Abstract
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the status of diabetes elf care management behaviors among Jordanian patients with DM2 and its relationship with demographic variables. Methods: Descriptive correlational design, a convenience sample of 149 Jordanian patients with type two diabetes Mellitus who treated by the Specialized Diabetes Center in Amman-Jordan participated in this study. Results: The most frequently performed self care management behaviors was medication taking followed by foot care, dietary adherence, exercise, and the least performed behavior was blood glucose testing. Diabetes self care management behaviors were found to be associated with age, gender, level of education, and length of diagnosis. Conclusion: The findings from this study can guide the health providers to be trained to provide relevant self care management intervention that might improve the self care management behaviors for patients with diabetes.

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