PERCEIVED FACTORS AFFECTING COMPLIANCE TO TREATMENT REGIMEN AMONG CLIENTS WITH DIABETIC MELLITUS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN BENIN CITY

Mr Chukwuyem Emmanuelson Nkemchor and Ehwarieme T.A   (Published 2019)

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Abstract

Abstract
Diabetes is a global health issue as it is a metabolic disease that affects individuals
of all ages. The success of long term maintenance therapy for diabetes mellitus
depends largely upon the patient’s compliance with a therapeutic plan. This study
investigated the factors affecting level of compliance with treatment regimen
among clients with diabetes mellitus in selected hospital in Benin City, Edo state. A
descriptive cross sectional design was in a total of three hundred and six (306)
diabetic patients selected using the convenient sampling technique. The instrument
for data collection was a self-constructed questionnaire. Data collected was
analyzed using descriptive statistic in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)
version
21. Results from the study showed that side effects of the medications (2.81
± 0.944), Lack of finance (2.93 ± 0.878) Lack of family support (2.77 ±
0.938), Waiting time in the hospital before being attended to(2.78 ± 0.946)
Unavailability of the medication in the hospital(2.63 ± 0.914), Bad attitude of health
personnel(2.68 ± 0.938), Diabetic medications and investigations too expensive
(2.77 ± 0.993) are some of the factors indentified. Furthermore there was no
significant difference in the factors affecting compliance to diabetic treatment
regimen between the hospitals (p = 0.144). Also there was no significant
relationship (p=0.105) between the effect of family support and rate of compliance.
However there was a significant difference in the effect of family support between
the two hospitals (p =
0.000). Therefore it is recommended that government should subsidized drugs and
laboratory investigation for diabetic’s patient as well made the drugs available in
the government owned pharmacy.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
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Keywords: nursing
Department: Nursing
Field of Study: Nursing and Midwifery
Uploaded By: Uwaifo Ferdinand
Date Added: 14 Feb 2019 2:23pm
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/perceived_factors_affecting_compliance_to_treatment_regimen_among_clients_with_diabetic_mellitus_in_selected_hospitals_in_benin_city


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