Factors related to adherence to pharmacological treatment of people with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Carla Siebra de Alencar, Francisca Diana da Silva Negreiros, Shérida Karanini Paz de Oliveira, Tatiana Rebouças Moreira, Maria de Jesus Nascimento de Aquino, Samila Torquato Araújo, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira, Lucilane Maria Sales da Silva, Ana Célia Caetano de Souza, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine Jamacaru


Adherence is a key factor for the treatment of chronic conditions, especially if different drug administration routes are needed. This study aimed to analyze factors associated with adherence to pharmacological treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. A cross-sectional study was carried out with 173 patients with type 2 diabetes, using a questionnaire with sociodemographic and clinical variables and the Morisky-Green Scale. Multivariate statistics were used. The results show that the female gender (69.4%), elderly (59.5%), low education (62.4%), and ten years or more years of diagnosis (67.1%) predominated in the sample. People over 60 years old were more likely to adhere to treatment than young adults (OR: 2.57). Those who performed physical activities were more likely to accept treatment than sedentary subjects (OR: 2.04). In conclusion, the study shows a significant association between adherence to pharmacological treatment and the variables age over 60 and physical activity practice.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v12n2p34

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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