Self Care – Self-Efficacy Scale
Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
University of Pennsylvania
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Co-Director, International Center for Self-Care Research www.selfcareresearch.org
Many of the scales on this website already include the Self-Care Self-Efficacy (SCSE) scale embedded within. If it’s an old scale, it might include a 6-item “confidence” scale. We recommend that you replace those items with this 10-item SCSE scale if possible. If no additional confidence items are included, we strongly recommend that you use the SCSE scale because self-efficacy is a major predictor of self-care.
Yu DSF, De Maria M, Barbaranelli C, Vellone E, Matarese M, Ausili D, Rabelo-Silva ER, Osokpo OH, Riegel B. Cross-cultural applicability of the Self-Care Self-Efficacy Scale in a multi-national study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2021; 77:681-692.* DOI:10.1111/jan.14617