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Adherence to diabetes mellitus care at three levels of health care

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Jackline Duran Souza ; Marcelo Henrique Barbosa Baptista ; Danielle dos Santos Gomides ; Ana Emilia Pace
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Escola Anna Nery; v. 21, n. 4, p. -, 2017.

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate adherence to self-care among people with diabetes mellitus cared for at the three levels of health care. Method: Quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study addressing a sample of 143 people from a city in the interior of São Paulo, Brazil from primary (45), secondary (48) and tertiary (50) units. Adherence to self-care was assessed using the "The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure" and "Measurement of Treatment Adherence". Results: Adherence to exercises, blood glucose monitoring, shoe inspection, and the use of insulin differed between units; better results were obtained for those in tertiary care. Conclusion: The results indicate a need for greater investment in the initial phase of treatment to improve self-care adherence. Implications for practice: The study enabled identifying the profile of individuals in terms of self-care adherence and supporting the planning of nursing interventions in diabetes mellitus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08937-6 - Family-centered social support program of care for people with Diabetes Mellitus: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Ana Emilia Pace
Support type: Regular Research Grants