Impact of Lifestyle Modification Module on Adherence to Therapeutic Regimen of Children and Adolescents with Beta Thalassemia Major

Authors

  • Rahma Abdel Aziz
  • Safy Al Rafay
  • Randa M. Matter
  • Salma El Hassan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2808

Keywords:

Children–Adolescents-Adherence-Therapeutic Regimen–Beta-thalassemia major

Abstract

Healthy lifestyle behaviors are important for thalassemic children and adolescents to prevent disease-related
complications and improve quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of lifestyle modification
module on adherence of children and adolescent suffering from beta-thalassemia major. Design: A quasiexperimental design was utilized to conduct the study. Sampling: A purposive sample comprised of 80
children & adolescents with beta thalassemia major. Tools: I-Interviewing questionnaire, II-Children
adherence tools: It was used to assess children and adolescents’ adherence with: (a) Medication (Morisky),
(b) Therapeutic regimen (diet, physical exercise, and follow up). (c) Levels of perceived stress, (d) Sleep
quality domains and developed intervention lifestyle modifications module.
Results: This study revealed that more than three quarter had satisfactory knowledge about ß-TM post
lifestyle modification module implementation and the majority of children and adolescents with ß-TM were
adherent to taking medicines yesterday post module implementation.
Conclusion: There were significant improvements of knowledge and adherence of the studied children and
adolescents with ß-TM to therapeutic regimen post the lifestyle modification module application and there
were positive correlations between all variables of the studied children and adolescents with ß-TM.

Author Biographies

Rahma Abdel Aziz

Researcher

Safy Al Rafay

Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Pediatrics Nursing Department, Ain Shams University

Randa M. Matter

Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Salma El Hassan

Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Pediatrics Nursing Department, Ain Shams University

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Rahma Abdel Aziz, Safy Al Rafay, Randa M. Matter, & Salma El Hassan. (2021). Impact of Lifestyle Modification Module on Adherence to Therapeutic Regimen of Children and Adolescents with Beta Thalassemia Major. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 956-965. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2808