Effects of a Self-Management Skills-Acquisition Program on Pre-Dialysis Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

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The study was to examine the effects of a six-month educational program aiming acquisition of self-management skills on patients with diabetic nephropathy. One-group, pre- and post-test design was performed. Face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted by nurses. Thirty participants completed the program. As a result of the program, self-efficacy, self-management ability, and HbA1c improved, and renal function was maintained.

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