Correlation between Adherence to Medication and social support on Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

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Ali Hasan Showaya, Kadhim Alaa Jawad


Objective(s): To find out the correlation between adherence to medication refill scale and social support scale for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Methodology: a descriptive study design in Baghdad Teaching Hospital. It was conducted on 110 patients with diabetes. After that, a checklist was drawn up consisting of three parts: the first part: the demographic characteristics of the patients, and the second part: it consists of a global model examined to know the adherence to medication and medication refill and specific social support scale for patient with diabetes mellitus.

Result: The results showed that the majority of patients are not adherence to refilling the medications, the social support was light (weak) and there is strong correlation between adherence and social support.

Conclusions: The study proved that more than half of the sample did not adhere to refilling the medication for type 2 diabetes patients, and the social support was light.

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