Bhuvaneswari G, Meena
Introduction:Worldwide, the adherence rate for medication for diabetes vary between 36 and 93%. Adherence to prescribed medication is crucial to reach metabolic control as non-adherence with blood glucose lowering or lipid lowering drug is associated with higher HbAIc and cholesterol, levels respectively. Aim: The main aim of the study was to assess the medication adherence to ant diabetic therapy in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Methodology: A Cross sectional study was chosen Non-adherence was assessed using Patient’s self-reports of how they had been taking their medication in the week preceding the interview. The study was conducted in Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science. The sample Size for the study is 100 diabetic clients and sampling technique is non-probability, purposive sampling technique. The sample who met the inclusion were selected for the study. The survey questionnaire comprised of two sections. The first section included questions on socio- demographic variable data and the tool of Adherence to treatment has been assessed during a personal interview with each patient using a questionnaire. Medication adherence to diabetes medicines was determined using a modified version of the four items, self-reported Morisky medication adherence scale. Collected data were analyzed descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The assessment of the client’s answered for the 4-items of modified Morisky adherence predictor scale showed that 38 (38%) of the client’s had good adherence with prescribed medications, whereas 45(45%) % had medium adherence and 17 % had low adherence. Conclusion: Assessing the medication compliance among diabetes mellitus who all are taking with medications have effect of well reduced.
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