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Table 3 Correlations of the DSMQ scales with patient characteristics and HbA1c

From: Psychometric properties of the Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ) in Urdu

  DSMQ scales
  GM DC PA HU SS
Gender −0.11 −0.04 −0.02 −0.10 −0.08
BMI −0.05 −0.09 −0.09 −0.06 −0.07
Age 0.00 0.10 0.01 −0.07 0.02
Diabetes Duration 0.13 0.09 0.10 0.05 0.11
HbA1c −0.75‡ −0.76‡ −0.71‡ −0.64‡ −0.78‡
  1. Coefficients are Spearman’s ρ; ‡ P < 0.001 (two-tailed test)
  2. Coefficients which represent type 2 diabetes patients (n = 130) are DSMQ, Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire; BMI, Body Mass Index; HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin; GM, Glucose Management; DC, Dietary Control; PA, Physical Activity; HU, Health-Care Use; SS, Sum Scale