Table 4.

Spearman Correlations between Barriers of Each Self-Care Behavior and Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)

Barrier was a Significant Problem*Taking Medication (r)Following a Meal Plan (r)Monitoring Blood Glucose (r)Exercising Regularly (r)
Costs too much0.22§0.210.23§0.17
Depression interferes0.
Too busy0.
Don't understand0.0040.180.150.04
Don't like0.
It hurtsN/AN/A0.16N/A
Don't know how to use resultsN/AN/A0.15N/A
Don't believe0.
  • * Barriers were rated from 1 to 5, with 5 indicating the item was a barrier to a greater extent.

  • P ≤ .05;

  • P ≤.01;

  • § P ≤ .001.