Medication Adherence and Affecting Factors among Type Two Diabetic Patients, Attending Al-Daraga Health Center, Wad Madani Al Kubra, Gezira State, Sudan, (2020)
Author: Dr. Rasha Kamal Eltayeb Bashir(1*), Co-Author: Dr. Imad Eldin Eljack Suleiman Ahmed(2), Co-Author: Dr. Tasabeh Mustafa Eltayb Ali(3)
SEHA Ambulatory Healthcare Services, United Arab Emirates (1), Ph.D. Department of family and community medicine University of Gezira, Sudan(2), Head Department of family and community medicine, University of Gezira, Sudan (3)
Email: Rashakamal23@hotmail.com *
Type II diabetes mellitus and its complication are becoming more prevalent in Sudan. The most important predictor of reduction of morbidity and mortality due to diabetes complication is the level of glycemic control achieved. In Sudan diabetes mellitus (DM) is common public health problem, in 2017 about 12% developed serious complications. This study aimed to identify the general characteristics of type II diabetic patients, relevant diabetic characteristics duration, treatment, control and complications. Also to determine level of adherence, and reason behind non adherence medications. A cross-sectional study of randomly selected 360 patients of type II diabetic patient that attend at Al-Daraga Health Center, Wad Madani,Al Kubra locality, Gezira state ,during period from September – October 2020, found that there's statistically significant showed the relation between marital status, socioeconomic status, level of education , Occupation and factors affect adherence in taken medications at ( p value less than 0.05) also There’s significant relation between causes with patients not adhered to used medications (p value 0.000),
The socioeconomic status contributed factors in diabetes mellitus complication because the low income level about 213(59.2%). Type II diabetic patients was associated with higher glycated hemoglobin seen among younger age groups.
It is also showing the important of Group discussion with the patients to increase awareness of adhering to treatment plan. This study will be helpful in providing evidence regarding the importance of adherence should be emphasized and empowered within the diabetic population.
Medication, Affecting Factors, Diabetic Patients, Al-Daraga Health Center, Sudan