Development and validation of the Lifestyle Self-Efficacy Scale for Latinos with Diabetes (LSESLD)
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a self-efficacy measure of diabetes self-management, the Lifestyle Self-Efficacy Scale for Latinos with Diabetes (LSESLD), designed for low-income, Spanish-speaking Latinos with diabetes.
DESIGN: Quantitative and qualitative methods.
SETTING: Community health centers in central and western Massachusetts.
PARTICIPANTS: Low-income Latinos (N = 252) enrolled in a randomized diabetes self-management intervention trial.
MEASURES: Construct validity, internal consistency, sensitivity to change over time.
RESULTS: The LSESLD demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = .85), reasonable construct validity (moderate, significant associations between the LSESLD and validated measures of diabetes knowledge, dietary intake, physical activity, blood glucose self-monitoring, and HbA1c values), and sensitivity to intervention-related changes over time.
CONCLUSION: The LSESLD is a reliable and valid research instrument assessing self-efficacy related to diabetes self-management among low-income, Spanish-speaking populations.
Diabetes, Self-Efficacy, Self- Management, Scale, Latinos, Low-income
Wang, Monica L.; Lemon, Stephenie C.; Welch, Garry; and Rosal, Milagros C., "Development and validation of the Lifestyle Self-Efficacy Scale for Latinos with Diabetes (LSESLD)" (2013). UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center Publications. 7.