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Table 2 Average score for global outcome measures and individual components of each measure

From: The association of patient trust and self-care among patients with diabetes mellitus

Outcome Measure Mean (SD, Range)
Hassles associated with diabetes care*  
   Average for entire scale 1.6 (0.7, 1–4.5)
Remembering to take diabetes medicine 1.2 (0.7, 1–5)
Remembering to test blood for sugar 1.4 (0.9, 1–5)
Making meal plans 1.6 (1.2, 1–5)
Avoiding foods you enjoy 2.4 (1.4, 1–5)
Keeping schedule in mind at times 1.7 (1.2, 1–5)
Organizing daily routine around diabetes care 1.4 (0.9, 1–5)
Total time spent managing diabetes 1.5 (1.0, 1–5)
Difficulty in performing self care activities**  
   Average of entire scale 1.7 (0.5, 1–3.8)
Taking medications as prescribed 1.2 (0.5, 1–4)
Exercising regularly 2.5 (1.3, 1–5)
Following diet 2.1 (1.0, 1–5)
Checking blood for sugar 1.5 (0.9, 1–5)
Checking feet for wounds or sores 1.2 (0.5, 1–5)
Global assessment of ability to care for diabetes*** 2.0 (0.9, 1–5)
  1. * Higher equals more hassles associated with care activity
  2. ** Higher equals more difficulty in completing care activities
  3. *** Higher equals lower assessment of ability to care