Self Care Inventory – Patient Version
Michela Luciani, PhD, RN
School of Nursing | Dept. of Medicine and Surgery
University of Milano – Bicocca
Via Cadore 48, Monza, 20900
The SCI has 30 5-point Likert items and 4 subscales: self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, self-care management, and self-care self-efficacy. Self-care maintenance addresses those activities aimed at maintaining the best possible health status through health promoting practices, such as avoiding tobacco use and regularly visiting healthcare providers. Self-care monitoring reflects body awareness around symptoms and bodily changes. Self-care management comprises those actions aimed at controlling or managing said symptoms and changes. Self-care self-efficacy is not a part of self-care, but a factor that we have found in many other studies as strongly influencing self-care. Self-care self-efficacy reflects confidence in one’s ability to perform and persist in performing self-care. Currently, this instrument is being tested for initial psychometrics both in the US and Italy.