Self-Care Measures

Self-care maintenance is defined as those behaviors used to maintain physical and emotional stability.
Self-care monitoring refers to the process of observing oneself for changes in signs and symptoms.
Self-care management is defined as the response to signs and symptoms when they occur.

Dr. Barbara Riegel


Professor 
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

If you are interested in using one of our instruments, please email the person listed as the primary contact to request permission. You will need to complete an Instrument Use Agreement. If you are interested in translating an existing instrument, please read the translation guidance (under Additional Resources). Then email the person listed as the primary contact to request permission. You will need to complete an Instrument Translation Agreement and complete the work within a 4 month period. To identify the primary contact, click on the name of the instrument.

NOTICE: The instruments on this website are intended to support a robust program of research. We have found self-efficacy to be the primary predictor of self-care. So we strongly encourage researchers to use the Self-Care Self-Efficacy Scale with all of the patient self-care measures. We also hope that you will translate and use both the patient and the caregiver versions of the self-care measures. This will allow you to study dyadic processes.