Virtual Conference

Lisa Summers-Gibson

Trinity Health System, USA

Title: The relationship between diabetes self-care, diabetes time management, and diabetes distress in women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between and among diabetes self-care, diabetes time management, and diabetes distress in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A descriptive correlational design with a total of 188 participants who completed three validated and reliable instruments to measure the main study variables: the Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ), the Diabetes Time Management Questionnaire (DTMQ), and the Diabetes Distress Scale (DSS), using mix-mode surveys (electronic and paper).  Survey responses were analyzed using several descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate analyses. Diabetes time management was the strongest, statistically significant, unique contributor to explaining self-care.  The regression model showed that diabetes time management demonstrated a large effect size and diabetes distress demonstrated a small effect size. The two predictor variables among diabetes self-care in women showed time management had a stronger effect size compared to distress.  This is the first known study to measure the influence of diabetes time management on diabetes self-care and to examine the relationship between and among diabetes time management and diabetes distress.  Diabetes time management, an under-studied variable in individual's with T2DM, has the potential to be a contributor to improve patient outcomes.


Lisa Summers-Gibson has completed her PhD from Seton Hall University, USA. She has worked in acute-care and ambulatory care setting for more than 25 years. Currently, she is an Administrative Director of Practice and Innovation in an acute care hospital for Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic