Self-Care Confidence Scale

Authored By

Dr. Barbara Riegel

Steinbright Chair of Gerontology

School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
briegel@nursing.upenn.edu
215-898-9927 Phone
240-282-7707 eFax

Confidence is not part of self-care per se, but a factor that greatly influences self-care. For this reason, we include a confidence (or self-efficacy) scale as part of the self-care scales. The Self-Care Confidence scale can also be used alone.

SELF-CARE CONFIDENCE SCALE

In general, how confident are you that you can:

(Circle one number for each statement)

 

Not Confident

 

SomewhatConfident

 

Extremely Confident

1.      Keep yourself stable and free of symptoms?

1

2

3

4

5

2.      Follow the treatment plan you have been given?

1

2

3

4

5

3.       Persist in following the treatment plan   even when difficult?

1

2

3

4

5

4.      Monitor your condition routinely?

1

2

3

4

5

5.      Persist in routinely monitoring your condition even when difficult?

1

2

3

4

5

6.      Recognize changes in your health if they occur?

1

2

3

4

5

7.      Evaluate the importance of your symptoms?

1

2

3

4

5

8.      Do something to relieve your symptoms?

1

2

3

4

5

9.      Persist in finding a remedy for your symptoms even when difficult?

1

2

3

4

5

10. Evaluate how well a remedy works?

1

2

3

4

5