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Nephrol Nurs J. 2017 Mar-Apr;44(2):159-176.

Measurements of Self-Efficacy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Literature Review.

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Associate Professor, Vice Director, School of Nursing, Nantong University, Nantong, China.
Post-Graduate Student, School of Nursing, Nantong University, Nantong, China.
Deputy Section Chief, Infection Control Department, the People's Hospital of Rugao, Nantong, China.


This article reviews the literature addressing assessment instruments about various aspects of self-efficacy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Each scale's structure, reliability, validity, and clinical application are described in detail. When selecting assessment tools to measure the self-efficacy level of patients with CKD, we should take the suitable subjects and application scope into account. With valid and reliable measurement tools, researchers and clinical nurses can assess and stimulate the self-efficacy of patients with CKD more effectively and carry out targeted nursing interventions so as to improve patients' self-efficacy level. This could ultimately enhance the abilities of patients to selfmanage their diseases and improve patient outcomes for people with CKD.


assessment instrument; chronic kidney disease (CKD); literature review; self-efficacy; self-management

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