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Understanding Self-Efficacy

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Did you know that, self-efficacy is one of the most powerful controllable factors, underpinning the successful management of disease in individuals with chronic illness?

Self-efficacy is associated with optimism, self-regulation, self-esteem and is also an important factor in predicting the success of long term changes to positive health behaviours.

Higher levels of self-efficacy are associated with the ability to achieve improved health outcomes and the effective self-management of chronic disease, such as diabetes and associated comorbidities. In 1977, Bandura defined self-efficacy as, "the confidence a person has about their capacity to undertake behaviour(s) that may lead to desired outcomes”.

Self-efficacy is an important determinant of clinical health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease, with research demonstrating that it is a stronger predictor of long-term clinical health outcomes, than making independent changes to one's health behaviours.

IPCIUM are developing innovative new programs supported by industry leading digital technologies to empower and equip individuals living with chronic disease, with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage their care pathways and live healthier & more productive lives.

For reference, IPCIUM have utilised the following resources:


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