Adherence to treatment pharmacological of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Aim: To evaluate the pharmacological treatment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus and investigate the correlation between compliance and socio-demographic and clinical characteristics. Methods: Cross-sectional study with 100 subjects With diabetes mellitus followed up in Primary Units of Health of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. Data collection was conducted in households using a structured questionnaire including Morisky-Green test to evaluate medication adherence. The chi-square test was used to assess the association between socio-demographic, clinical and pharmacological treatment. Results: The majority of individuals had adherence to pharmacological treatment were females (53.1%), adults (50%), with 9 or more years of education (56.8%), not retired (54.1% ), with a partner (55.2%), possessed of private health insurance (53.3%), with up to three health problems (57.6%), over four scheduled medical appointments per year (51.1%) , did not use alcohol (52.9%) were non-smokers (52.7%), engaged in physical activity (74.2%) and possessed lower glycated hemogloblina 7% (65%).Adherence was associated with lower glycated hemoglobin than 7% and the practice of physical activity (p <0.05). Adherence to pharmacological treatment was observed in about 50% of participants. In addition, there was a correlation between adhesion and control of glycated hemoglobin and activity practice.
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