Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Document Type

Limited Access


Zvart Onanian School of Nursing



Date of Original Version

April 2022


Self-efficacy is a concept that refers to an individual’s belief in their ability to realize behaviors necessary to achieve desired outcomes. The relationship between self-efficacy and self-care behaviors in those with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an important topic of study. Self-efficacy in patients with T2DM is important for managing their disease through self-care behaviors with the desired outcome of reducing hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) and achieving positive health outcomes. As acute care nurse practitioners T2DM will be a primary diagnosis or co-morbidity in numerous patient encounters throughout practice. Nurse practitioners must be aware of the role self-efficacy plays in the self-care behaviors in patients with T2DM. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify the relationship self-efficacy has in positively influencing self-care behaviors to promote good health outcomes in adults with T2DM.


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