Management of diabetes Aspects Diagnosis Age N Mean SD F  Sig
Understanding role & responsibility 37-42 45 4.42 .89 .15 .86
  43-48 80 4.33 1.03    
  49-54 75 4.37 .94    
Understanding recommended health regime 37-42 45 5.33 1.00 1.48 .23
  43-48 80 5.54 1.23    
  49-54 75 5.71 1.16    
Confidence in preventing & reducing further health problems 37-42 45 8.67 1.24 2.97 .05
  43-48 80 8.76 1.62    
  49-54 75 8.21 1.41    
Adopting new behaviour 37-42 45 8.27 1.54 .90 .41
  43-48 80 8.56 1.25    
  49-54 75 8.59 1.35    
Table 5: Effects of diagnosis age on management of diabetes.