Topic last updated Jan. 2006
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Research and Training Centers (DRTC)
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Diabetes Care Profile
A self-administered questionnaire that assesses the social and psychological
factors related to diabetes and its treatment.
A form that has been used by the MDRTC for the past 15 years to
collect basic clinical diabetes information from community-based
patients involved in a variety of MDRTC projects. The survey instrument
is designed to be self-administered.
A test consisting of 23 knowledge test items developed by MDRTC
and used as a test of general knowledge of diabetes.
Attitude Scale (DAS-3)
A scale that can be used with both people with diabetes and health
care professionals as a measure of general diabetes related attitudes.
A 28 item Likert-type questionnaire with three subscales: managing
psychosocial issues, assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to
change, and setting and achieving goals. The scale is a valid and
reliable measure outcome measure for a variety of educational and
psychosocial self-efficacy interventions related to diabetes. It
is labeled Diabetes Attitude Questionnaire for people with diabetes.
Neuropathy Screening Instrument
An instrument designed to screen for the presence of diabetic neuropathy.
It includes both a self- assessment of symptoms and a brief physical
examination. It is for use in an outpatient setting by primary care
or other providers.
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