Objective To evaluate the effect of positive psychology in improving subjective well - being and self - efficacy of diabetic patients. Methods A psychological intervention group was set up and developed 4 stages of training plan. Patients received a nursing training program based on positive psychology during the time of hospitalization. The outcomes were assessed by using General Well - being Schedule and Chronic disease self - efficacy scale before and after the intervention in both two groups. Results The experimental group had significantly higher scores of subjective well - being and self - efficacy than those in the control group （ P 〈 0.01 or P 〈 0.05 ）. Conclusion Psychological nursing intervention based on positive psychology can improve subjective well - being and self - efficacy of diabetes patients.
Journal of Nursing Adminstration
subjective well - being
self - efficacy