Title

Factors affecting the compliance to drug treatment regimen of clients with diabetes mellitus type 2

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Patient Compliance

Abstract

The study used the descriptive correlational type of research. The respondents were 50 members of Diabetic Club in Dasmarinas Health Center, RHU I chosen using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was pre-tested to 10 diabetic clients in Barangay Esmael, Area H, Dasmarinas, Cavite to test its validity and reliability then used as the research instrument. Percentage, mean and f-test or One-Way ANOVA were used in data analysis. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were female, 41-65 years old, were able to finish high school, married, unemployed, with a family income of P10,000 and below, with sedentary lifestyle, consult their physician irregularly and suffering from the disease for 1-3 years; 2) The factors affecting the compliance to drug treatment regimen of clients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are often affected in relation to drugs and physician; 3) The factors affecting the compliance to drug treatment regimen of clients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are not significantly related to lifestyle and disease duration. However, factors affecting the compliance to drug treatment regimen of clients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are significantly related to age, gender, civil status, educational attainment, employment, monthly family income and consultation status.

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