Assessment of risk factors and medication adherence of Diabetes mellitus patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Siddiqua, Ayesha and Firdows, Syeda and K, Navaneetha and S, Kumar (2015) Assessment of risk factors and medication adherence of Diabetes mellitus patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital. International journal of allied medical sciences and clinical research (IJAMSCR), 3 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2347-6567

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by inappropriate hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Objectives: The main objective of this study was to assess the risk factors and medication adherence for diabetes patients in a rural tertiary care teaching hospital by using risk assessment form and Morisky medication adherence questionnaire form respectively. Methods: It is a prospective observational study conducted over a period of six months. The data was collected using a risk assessment form and Morisky medication adherence questionnaire form. This form constitutes of close ended questions. Results: In this study 290 subjects consisting of 144 (49.7%) men and 146 (50.3%) women had diabetes. In this study age, gender, BMI, Family history, smoking and alcoholic were observed for risk factor assessment and Morisky medication adherence scale was used to assess adherence of the patient towards medication. In diabetes patients, age is a major risk factor, in which more number of patients of age 51-60 years were 71(24.5%) found. Commonly seen risk factors were age, gender, BMI and family history. More no. of patients were highly adherent to their medication i.e 67.2%. Conclusion: By this study we concluded that Female patients were highly exposed to risk factors when compared to the Males whereas regarding the medication adherence it was found that the patients who were adherent to their medications were good in number. Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Risk factor, Medication adherence

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 07:36
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/813

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