Basics of a Psychosocial Assessment for People with Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about psychosocial assessments for people with diabetes and how to implement them.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:APD030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify psychosocial factors that might affect an individual’s capacity for diabetes self-care.
  • Discuss the Beck Depression inventory (BDI) scale used to screen for depression.
  • Describe the Accu-Chek Interview – a patient assessment tool.
  • Explain the psycho-social assessment and how it is used to guide educators and diabetes patients and state the goals of the psychosocial assessment.
  • List the five main elements of the Health Belief Model.
  • Discuss the Locus of Control questionnaire – developed by Rotter in 1966.
  • Explain what ‘self-efficacy’ means and how it is defined.
  • Describe specific behaviors for assessing diabetes self-care behaviors and intentions.
  • List the five stages of change.
  • Discuss the role that psychosocial factors might play in influencing self-care behavior.
  • Describe practical, effective approaches for assessing relevant psychosocial factors.
  • Discuss the importance of family and social support.


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