[[abstract]]The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-care behaviors and related factors among Type 2 diabetes patients. By using a purposeful sampling method, 190 adult diabetes patients who attend diabetes sharing care and accept more than two times of health education offer by the heath care providers team were selected to participate in this survey. The data was collected by a self-administrated questionnaire in a Taichung City clinic from July to Oct. 2007. One-way ANOVA, Pearson’s product-moment correlation and multiple regression were used to analyze the data. The result indicated that： 1.The subjects’ self-care behaviors belonged moderate. In which, the highest score was medication and the lowest score was self-monitor blood glucose. 2.The subjects’ self-efficacy belonged moderate. In which, the highest score was medication and the lowest score was self-monitor blood glucose. 3.The subjects’ social support belonged moderate. In which, the highest score was emotional support and the lowest score was substantial support. 4.The subjects’ had interaction with their health care providers team belonged moderate, They had best interaction with the nurses. 5.Old age, married, lived with family, longer disease duration and use insulin treatment patients had better self-care behaviors. Married, use insulin treatment and with related complications patients had lower HbA1c level. 6.Self-efficacy, social support, interaction between diabetes patients and their health care providers team were significantly associated with self-care behaviors. Including specific items in self-efficacy were significantly correlated with corresponding items in self-care behaviors. 7.Glycosylated hemoglobin （HbA1c）level was negative significantly associated with self-care behaviors. 8.Self-efficacy was the strongest predictor of self-care behaviors.
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