Diabetes mellitus complications and causes of medication non-adherence among diabetic patients in Iraq

Authors

  • Zahraa Alkhafaje
  • zahraa Hatem Jabbar alrubeiee
  • Mohanad Adel Mohammed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.03.058

Keywords:

Awareness, Diabetes mellitus complication, Iraqi patients.

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a most main global health problem covering nearly 415 million persons globally. Glycemic regulator has the main role in its management which mainly depends upon patient adherence to the treatment strategy. A perfect assessment of Iraqi medication adherence is necessary for the effective management of diabetes.
Objective: To an awareness of Diabetes mellitus complications and causes of medication non-adherence among diabetic Iraqi patients.
Materials and Methods: Study participants filled out a detailed questionnaire about Diabetes mellitus to awareness of diabetes mellitus complications and causes of medication non-adherence among diabetic patients who participated in the survey. The data collection was from 200 DM patients online from August 2021 to October 2021.
Result: The study was conducted on 200 study participants. 68.5 percent of the patients were female table (1). The mean age was 60.935 years (SD ± 1.46). The majority of 158 (79%) have higher education. More than half of the respondents (65%) had an average monthly income, (11.5%) of the participants had a high monthly income, and (23.5%) had a poor monthly income. One hundred and eighty four (92%) of the participants in the study lived in urban, and (8%) only lived in rural areas
Conclusion: This study provided data on awareness of diabetes complications among diabetic patients in Iraq. A comprehensive calculation of the awareness of 200 patients about the difficulties of diabetes showed that less than half of the participants had awareness.

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2022-09-20

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Diabetes mellitus complications and causes of medication non-adherence among diabetic patients in Iraq. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 13(3), 377-381. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.03.058