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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE   2014 , Volume 5 , Number 8; Page(s) 992 To 998.
 
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Treatment Compliance Among Patients With Hypertension And Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In A Coastal Population Of Southern India

 
 
Author(s):  Rao Chythra R.*, Kamath Veena G., Shetty Avinash, Kamath Asha
 
* DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE, MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, MANIPAL -576 104, KARNATAKA, INDIA
 
Abstract: 
Background: Hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Adherence is a primary determinant of the effectiveness of treatment because poor adherence attenuates optimum clinical benefit and paves the way for complications.Methods: The cross-sectional community-based survey was carried out among men and women aged 30 years and above in the field practice area of a medical college to assess treatment compliance with respect to hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study comprised of 426 subjects, already diagnosed with hypertension (287) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (139). During house visits, data were collected by personal face-to-face interview using a pre-tested structured questionnaire. Compliance was determined by indirect methods, which included self-reporting and interviews with the patients.Results: Compliance to hypertension treatment was found to be 82.2%, while 83.6% of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus were on regular medication. Among the individuals on regular medication, 88 (37.3%) of them had controlled blood pressure. Although the compliance was good, blood pressure control was not optimal. Adherence was better among females as compared with males. Literacy status and socio-economic background were not found to be associated with treatment compliance. High cost of treatment for hypertension (39.3%) and diabetes (30.4%) and asymptomatic nature of the disease were the most common reasons cited for not taking regular medications.Conclusions: Adherence to hypertension and diabetes treatment was good. High cost of medications and asymptomatic nature of the disease were the reasons identified among the non-adherent patients.
 
Keyword(s): ADHERENCE, HYPERTENSION, TREATMENT COMPLIANCE, TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS
 
 
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RAO, C., & KAMATH, V., & SHETTY, A., & KAMATH, A. (2014). TREATMENT COMPLIANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION AND TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN A COASTAL POPULATION OF SOUTHERN INDIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 5(8), 992-998. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408265



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RAO CHYTHRA R., KAMATH VEENA G., SHETTY AVINASH, KAMATH ASHA. TREATMENT COMPLIANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION AND TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN A COASTAL POPULATION OF SOUTHERN INDIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. 2014 [cited 2022May27];5(8):992-998. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408265



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RAO, C., KAMATH, V., SHETTY, A., KAMATH, A., 2014. TREATMENT COMPLIANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION AND TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN A COASTAL POPULATION OF SOUTHERN INDIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, [online] 5(8), pp.992-998. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408265.



 
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