Factors related to negative self-care adherence in individuals with diabetes mellitus





Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetes Complications; Self Care; Nursing; Medication Adherence; Patient Compliance.


Objective: to detect factors related to negative adherence to self-care in individuals with diabetes mellitus. Methods: observational, cross-sectional, analytical, and exploratory study, conducted with individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and followed-up by the Family Health Strategy. The sample consisted of 250 participants. The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Questionnaire was used for self-care assessment. Association tests, prevalence ratio and Poisson regression with robust variance were performed in the analysis. Results: negative attitudes related to self-care increased by 21% for single/divorced/widowed, 20% for retired, 54% for those who did not diet, 28% for those who did not practice physical activity, 24% for hypertensive, 30% for those with dyslipidemia, and 44% for those with retinopathy. Conclusion: socioeconomic factors, behavioral factors, presence of comorbidities and complications related to diabetes mellitus were related to negative adherence to self-care.


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Silva, Álef L. D. de A., Santos, C. M. da S., Oliveira, M. V. G. de, Nunes, W. de B., Nogueira, M. F., Costa, M. M. L., & Andrade, L. L. de. (2021). Factors related to negative self-care adherence in individuals with diabetes mellitus. Rev Rene, 22, e70902. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.20212270902



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