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Knowledge and practice on medication adherence among type II diabetes mellitus patients

Mohammad, Nurfatihah Masrurah and Hassan, Masmunaa and Sumaiyah Jamaludin, Thandar Soe (2019) Knowledge and practice on medication adherence among type II diabetes mellitus patients. In: 4th International Conference on Global Health (ICGH) in conjunction with the 7th Asian International Conference in Humanized Health Care (AIC-HHC) 2019, 26th-28th September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study aimed to survey the level of knowledge and practice on medication adherence among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients in Malaysia. A cross-sectional study was conducted in an outpatient department at (HTAA) with convenience sample of 220 DM patients. A self-administered questionnaire comprising of 27 items was administered to the participants. Majority of the participants were between the age of 51 and 70 years old. Among all of them, 35% were using both OHA and insulin therapy as their diabetes treatment (n=77). Study findings revealed that 64.5% obtained high level of knowledge with good practice towards medication adherence. The socio-demographic characteristics were associated with high knowledge (p-value; age=0.039, gender= 0.047, educational level=0.000 & duration of diabetes=0.000) and good practice (p-value; age=0.023, gender= 0.047, educational level=0.000 & duration of diabetes=0.027) towards medication adherence. The results of this study showed that majority of patients had high knowledge and good adherence towards medication compliance. However, this information should be used in clinical practice when targeting and designing educational and care plan for T2DM patients to achieve desired glycemic control. The outcome of this study could give some input to health care providers to improve their patient’s care by playing their important role in promoting importance of knowledge on medication adherence for a better quality of life to the patients. Instead of physician, nurse could enhance education on medication during appointment for diabetes. Continuous follow-up and assessment could be constantly inspected to determine their progress outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 7449/76028
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, knowledge, practice, medication adherence
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 15:37
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2019 21:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76028

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