A Study to Assess the Compliance to Medication among Type 2 Diabetic Patients at Selected Rural Community in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

  • P. Kowsalya1, Karthika1, R. Krishna Kumar1, S. Joyce1, N. Thivya2
Keywords: Assess, Morisky Adherence, Diabetic patient, Compliance, medication

Abstract

The Diabetis is one of the most common chronic disorder across the world and the number of diabetic
patients is on the rise .Majority of patients with type 2 diabetics fail to control glycaemia with diet and
exercises .Lack of adherence to diabetic medication causes glycemic control and causes and can lead to
treatment failure, development of complications and increases mortality.
The objectives of the study were to assess the compliance to medications among type 2 diabetic patient and
the demographic variables. A non-probability- purposive sampling technique is used to collect data from the
samples. The sample size was 60 samples at selected rural community.
The research design used in this study is Non experimental, Descriptive Research Design where Morisky
Medication Adherence Scales is to determine the level of compliance of medication . The level was assessed
by questionnaires. The result shows 1(2%) of sample had low adherence, 12(20%) of the sample had medium
adherence, 47(78%) of sample had high adherence. There was significant association between the age, no
significant association between other demographic variables.

Author Biography

P. Kowsalya1, Karthika1, R. Krishna Kumar1, S. Joyce1, N. Thivya2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) III Year Students, 2M.Sc. (N), Assistant Professor, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chetinad
Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
P. Kowsalya1, Karthika1, R. Krishna Kumar1, S. Joyce1, N. Thivya2. (2020). A Study to Assess the Compliance to Medication among Type 2 Diabetic Patients at Selected Rural Community in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 128-131. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1080