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Medication adherence and its associated factors among diabetic patients at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ali, M, Alemu, Tigestu and Sada, O 2017, Medication adherence and its associated factors among diabetic patients at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, BMC Research Notes, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-3025-7.

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Title Medication adherence and its associated factors among diabetic patients at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Author(s) Ali, M
Alemu, TigestuORCID iD for Alemu, Tigestu orcid.org/0000-0002-6116-0433
Sada, O
Journal name BMC Research Notes
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Article ID 676
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher BMC
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017-12-04
ISSN 1756-0500
Keyword(s) Addis Ababa
Adherence
Anti diabetic medication
Diabetes
Zewditu Memorial Hospital
Summary Objective: Diabetes is a global problem with devastating human, social and economic impact. Anti-diabetic medications play a major role in the glycemic control of patients with diabetes. However, inadequate adherence compromises safety and treatment effectiveness, leading to increased mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess adherence to anti-diabetic medications and associated factors among patient with diabetes mellitus receiving care at Zewditu Memorial Hospital. Results: Among the total of 146 diabetic patients (mean age 46.5 ± 14.7), the level of adherence to anti diabetic medication was 54.8% (80) whilst 45.2% (66) of the participants were non adherent. Multiple logistic regression showed that knowledge of medication (AOR = 4.905, 95% CI 1.64–14.62, medication availability (AOR = 0.175, 95% CI 0.031–0.987) and education level (AOR = 13.65, 95% CI 1.45–128.456) were reasons for non-adherence.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-3025-7
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Field of Research 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2017, The Author(s)
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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